HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,
St. Louis, February 12, 1864.
I. By direction of the Secretary of War, in a circular letter from War Department, Assistant Adjutant-General's Office, dated November 30, 1863--
All houses of worship belonging to the Methodist Episcopal Church South in which a loyal minister, appointed by a loyal bishop of said church, does not now officiate, are placed at the disposal of the Right Rev. Bishop Ames.
II. Commanding officers of troops in this department are accordingly directed to report houses of worship of this description within the limits of their command, giving names, locations, and facts, through their proper superiors, to these headquarters.
III. They will furnish Bishop Ames every facility and assistance compatible with the interests of the service in placing loyal ministers in possession of these houses, and in restoring and protecting worship therein.
By command of Major-General Rosecrans.
O. D. GREENE,