Missouri State Archives: Finding Aid 5.1

Mormon War Papers, 1837-1841

[ Full-text transcription of: Letter from B. M. Lisle, Adjutant General, in Jefferson City, MO to General S. D. Lucas of the 4th Division of the Missouri Militia, in Independence, MO ]
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                                                                        Head Quarters of the Militia

                                                                        Adjutant Generals Office

                                                                        City of Jefferson 18th Sept 1838.

            Sir

                        On the 30th ultimo an order was directed to

you to cause three hundred mounted men to be

raised and held in readiness subject to further orders

from the Commander in Chief.  Information has just

been received by the executive  that an insurrection

now actually exists in the Counties of Caldwell & Daviess.

                        You will therefore with the men already

raised within your division, immediately march to the

scene of difficulty, and cooperate with Genl Atchinson

and other officers, in restoring quiet to the Country, and

in suppressing the insurrection, each man will furnish

himself with at least ten days provision, and the necessary

arms and ammunition.  Your action upon this subject

is required to be immediate and prompt.  You will of

Course give preference to Volunteer Companies al-

ready organized and subject to be called out in mass.

                                    By order of the Commander in Chief

                                                B. M. Lisle Adjutant Genl.

                                                            Missouri Militia

Genl Lewis Bolton

            6th Division Mo Mi


                                                                        Head Quarters of the Militia

                                                                           Adjutant Genl Office

                                                                                  City of Jefferson

                                                                                           Sept 18th 1838.

Sir

            On the 30th  ultimo an order was directed to

You to cause four hundred mounted men to be

raised and held in readiness subject to further

orders from the Commander in Chief.  Information

has just reached the Executive that an insurrection

actually exists in the Counties of Daviess and

Caldwell .  You will therefore march immediately

with the number of men ordered from your division

to the scene of difficulties and cooperate with

Genl Atchison and other officers in restoring

quiet to the Country, and suppressing the insurrection,

each man will furnish himself with at least ten

days provision, and the necessary arms and ammu-

nition.  Your action on this subject is required to

be prompt and immediate.  You will of course give

the preference to Volunteer Companies already

organized and that are subject by law to be

ordered out in mass.

major               By order of the Commander in Chief

   Genl L.D. Lucas      B.M.Lisle Adjutant Genl Mo Mi

         6th Division Mo Mi

            Independence , Mo


                                                                        Head Quarters of the Militia

General Orders                                                               Adjutant Generals Office

                                                                                  September 18th 1838.

            Sir

                        On the 30th ultimo an order was directed

to you to cause five hundred mounted, men to be raised

within your Division and held in readiness for further

orders from the Commander in Chief.  Information has

just reached the Governor, which in his opinion

renders it absolutely necessary,  that a sufficient force

be immediately marched to the scene of difficulty with

the view of restoring peace, and preventing the effusion

of Blood.

            You will therefore cause the number of men

required of your Division to rendezvous at Fayette, and

march forthwith to the counties of Davies or Caldwell

(as the case may be) and cooperate with major Genl.

Atchison of the 3rd Division (who is now there) in

suppressing the insurrection and restoring order

to the Community.  Each man will provide himself

with at least ten days provision and the necessary

arms and ammunition.  Your prompt and early

attention to this [“matter” crossed out] order is urgently

required.  Preference of course will always be given

to volunteer Companies already organized


and subject to be called out in mass.

                        By order of the Commander in Chief

Genl. Jno B. Clark                              BM Lisle

    1st Division                                                  Adjt. Genl.

            MM

                                                                        Head Quarters of the Militia

                                                                           Adjutant Generals Office

            General Orders                                                      September 18th 1838.

                        Sir

                            On the 30th ultimo an order was

directed to you to cause three hundred mounted men

to be raised within your Division and held in readiness

for further orders from the Commander in Chief.

Information has just reached the Governor, which in

his opinion renders it absolutely necessary, that a suf

ficient force be immediately marched to the scene

of difficulty, with a view of restoring peace and

preventing the effusion of Blood.

                        You will therefore cause that number of

men required of your Division to rendezvous imme-

adately at Columbia and march forth with to the

Counties of Caldwell of Daviess (as the case may be)

and co operate with Major General Atchison

of the 3rd Division (who is now there) in suppressing

the insurrections and restoring order to the


Community.  each man will provide himself

with at least ten days provisions and the necessary

arms and ammunition.  Your prompt and early

attention to this order is urgently required.

            Preference of course will be given to

volunteer Companies already organized

and subject to be ordered out in mass.

                   By order of the Commander in Chief

Genl. Thomas D. Grant                                               BM Lisle Adjutant

            12th Division                                                    Generral

                        M.M.

                                                                        Head Quarters of the Militia

                                                                        Jonesborough   Sept 21st  1838.

            Sir

                        The Commander in Chief having

this morning received information by express

that the Civil disturbances in the Counties of

Daviss  and Caldwell have been quieted and

order restored to the country.  He therefore

orders that the troops under your com=

mand, destined for that service be im=

meadiately discharged.

            The Commander in Chief avails

himself of the present occasion to tender


to you and through you to the troops under

your Command his thanks for the prompt

manner they have responded to the call

of their country.

                        By order of the Commander in Chief

Maj. Genl.                               BM Lisle Adj. Genl.

            H. W. Crowther,

               5th Division

                        M.M.

                                                                        Head Quarters of the Militia

                                                                        Jonesborough  24 Sept 1838.

                        Sir,

                                    The Commander in chief having

this morning received information by

express,  that the Civil disturbances in the

Counties of Daviess and Caldwell have

been quieted.  And order restored to the

Country.  He therefore orders that the

troops under your command destined

for that service be immediately discharged.

                                    The Commander in Chief

avails himself of the present occasion

to Tender to you, and through you to the Troops

under your command, his thanks for the

prompt manner in which they have

to their Countries call,  By order of the

Commander in Chief.                         BM Lisle Adj. Gnl.

  Genl. Thomas D Grant.  12th Division