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Note: This is correspondence prior to the Battle of Nashville, C but not specifically related to any battles.

2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps,
January 1864 to December, 1864.

Detachment Army Tennessee -- Joined from Army Tenn
For Red River Campaign

Major Gen. Andrew J. Smith
Brig. General J. A. Mower


Second Brigade
Col. William T. Shaw

14th Iowa, Lieut. Col. Joseph H. Newbold
27th Iowa, Col. James I. Gilbert
32d Iowa. Col. John Scott
24th Missouri, Col. James K. Mills

HDQRS. THIRD DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Memphis, Tenn., August 3, 1864.

Col. J. I. GILBERT,
Comdg. Second Brigade, Third Division, 16th Army Corps:

COLONEL: I am directed by the colonel commanding division to order that you move with your command to the Memphis and Charleston Railroad depot to-morrow, August 4, 1864, reporting there at 6 a.m. As soon as the command is embarked on the cars you will move by rail to Holly Springs, Miss., reporting on your arrival to Brig. Gen. J. A. Mower for instructions.

I have the honor to be, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES B. COMSTOCK,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I--Volume XXXIX. Part 2, Page 221.

SPECIAL ORDERS No. 85.

HDQRS. THIRD DIV., 16TH ARMY CORPS,
California, Mo., October 15, 1864

I. Col. James I. Gilbert, having reported to these headquarters for duty, is hereby assigned to the command of the Second Brigade, Third Division, Sixteenth Army Corps, relieving Lieutenant-Colonel Drish, who will immediately assume command of the One hundred and twenty-second Illinois Infantry Volunteers.

By order of Col. William T. Shaw:

JAMES B. COMSTOCK,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I--Volume XLI, Part 3, Page 890.

GENERAL ORDERS No. 20.

HDQRS. THIRD DIV., 16TH ARMY CORPS,
Near Harrisonville, Mo., October 29, 1864.

In compliance with Special Orders, No. 132, dated at headquarters Right Wing, Sixteenth Army Corps, Harrisonville, Mo., October 29, 1864, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Third Division, Sixteenth Army Corps.

DAVID MOORE,
Colonel Twenty-first Missouri Infantry Volunteers.

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I--Volume XLI, Part 4, Page 314.

HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Pleasant Hill, Mo., October 31, 1864---3 a.m.

Col. DAVID MOORE,
Commanding Third Division, Sixteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs that when your command leaves its present camp at Pleasant Hill it move in three columns, carrying three days' rations in haversacks and forty rounds of ammunition in their cartridge-boxes, and move as follows:

First day: First column, due north from Pleasant Hill to the Warrensburg and Independence road. Third column, with wagons and batteries via Lone Jack, and on road two miles west of Chapel Hill, to camp near Snibar Post-Office on Independence road. Wagons enough to carry 15,000 rations for troops and 15,000 rations to be left at Lexington will go with this column. Second column, via Lone Jack to Big Snibar River and down the river to Snibar and Independence road.

Second day: First column, march across prairie to head of Fire Creek and commence scouting down creek. Second column, on road to Napoleon City, then down by Snibar River to camp about five miles from Wellington. Third column, to Lexington. Leave at Lexington three days' rations for first and second columns, and turn over 15,000 rations to commissary of post, retaining the wagons with this command.

Third day: First column, will rejoin the advance column without delay, passing through Lexington for three days' rations. Second column, join the advance column without delay, drawing three days' rations at Lexington. Third column, to Dover, scouting the river below.

The division will march to Pinnacles the fourth day, to reach Glasgow on the fifth day, where boats and rations will await them. At the end of the first day's march one regiment will be detached from the first column to proceed as rapidly as possible to Independence Landing, where a boat will await them. This regiment will embark on boat and proceed down the river and capture the Boonville ferry-boat, now in the hands of the rebels somewhere on the river, and proceed with it and the boat they are on to Glasgow. Should [the boat] not be at Independence Landing when they arrive there let the regiment rejoin its command without delay. In the movement of columns a portion of the infantry will be deployed as skirmishers, sweeping all the timbered country. Brigade commanders will avail themselves of the services of citizens and militia whenever they can be found. Each brigade commander will keep a diary of his march. All troops must reach the Missouri River at the points indicated by Friday, 4th proximo. Commanding officers of columns will treat the inhabitants with justice and humanity, giving receipts for all forage taken. The intent of this movement is to thoroughly clean the country of bushwhackers, who are to be treated as outlaws. All Confederate soldiers, whether stragglers or not, clothed in our uniform, will be treated in the same manner. Men pretending to be Price's conscripts will be arrested and sent to provost-marshal-general at Saint Louis. On reaching the Missouri River means of crossing will be supplied at [sic]. After crossing the whole division will march, via Fayette, Columbia, Williamsburg, and Danville, and thence by the most direct route to the vicinity of Saint Charles, Mo. Expect orders at Warrenton, Mo., designating the points at which you will embark. Requisitions for everything needed for the command for another campaign in the field will be sent at once to these headquarters, so that they can be filled in time to reach the troops at Saint Charles. An official list of absentees in the Department of Missouri, with the place at which they now are, will be sent to these headquarters as soon as practicable. All surplus ammunition will be sent to Saint Louis, via Jefferson City, to be loaded on transports there. All wagons belonging to the Department of the Missouri not required for this movement will be sent to Jefferson City, and all other wagons belonging to this department will be turned over at Saint Charles, Mo.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. HOUGH,
Assistant Adjutant-General.

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I--Volume XLI, Part 4, Page 328

GENERAL ORDERS No. 22.

HDQRS. THIRD DIV., 16TH ARMY CORPS,
Glasgow, Mo., November 6, 1864.

This command is hereby placed upon its good behavior. Hereafter no officer or enlisted man will be permitted to leave his company or regiment without special authority from these headquarters. Commanding officers of regiments, batteries, and detachments of this command will detail an advance and rear guard to arrest all stragglers, who will be reported at the close of the day's march to these headquarters for punishment.

This order will be read at the head of each regiment, battery, and detachment of this command.

By order of Col. David Moore:

JAMES B. COMSTOCK,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I--Volume XLI, Part 4, Page 455.

SPECIAL ORDERS No. 103.

HDQRS. THIRD DIV., 16TH ARMY CORPS,
Saint Louis, Mo., November 20, 1864

I. It having been officially reported at these headquarters that the troops of this command are committing nearly every species of crime, including murder, robbery, assault and battery, destruction of private property of peaceful citizens, together with other offenses of minor importance, it is hereby ordered that every enlisted man of this command be kept in camp, excepting orderlies, and that a sufficient guard be at once established to secure the execution of this order. Brigade commanders will be held strictly responsible for the execution of this order.

By order of Col. David Moore:

JAMES B. COMSTOCK,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I--Volume XLI, Part 4, Page 431.

SPECIAL ORDERS No. 104.

HDQRS. THIRD DIV., 16TH ARMY CORPS,
Saint Louis, Mo., November 24, 1864

II. Brigade commanders will expedite the embarkation of troops of their respective commands on the transports. The troops, transportation, and batteries of this command must be loaded to-night, and every boat in this fleet move at daylight to-morrow, November 25, 1864.

By order of Col. David Moore:

JAMES B. COMSTOCK,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I--Volume XLI, Part 4, Page 670.

HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
On Board Steamer Arago, November 26, 1864

Col. DAVID MOORE,
Commanding Third Division, Sixteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that as soon as the boats carrying troops of your command have coaled, that they will be sent forward to the mouth of the Cumberland River and await at that point further orders from you. If, on arriving at that point, you find that the other divisions are not there, move your command up the river to Nashville in fleet, if all your boats are there, but do not wait for one or two boats. It is important that you arrive at Nashville as soon as possible.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. HOUGH,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I--Volume XLV, Part 1, Page 1,075.

GENERAL ORDERS No. 23.

HDQRS. 3D DIV., 16TH ARMY CORPS,
On Board Steamer Wananita,
November 28, 1864.

On signal from headquarters boat the transports conveying the troops of the Third Division, Sixteenth Army Corps, will move out into the stream in the following manner: First, Wananita; second, America; third, Thomas E. Tutt; fourth, Mars; fifth, Omaha; sixth, Olive; seventh, Silver Lake; eighth, Kate Kearney; ninth, Spray; tenth, Mollie McPike; eleventh, Prairie State; twelfth, Victory. The boats will continue to move as directed in the above order to their destination. Orders will be communicated by signals, as furnished in General Orders, No. 18, from headquarters Right Wing, Sixteenth Army Corps, current series.

By order of Col. David Moore:

JAMES B. COMSTOCK,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

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