Headquarters, Ironton Mo.|
Aug. 9th 1861|
|GENERAL ORDERS NO 9|
All Regimental and Detachment Commanders will at once report the strength and condition of their respective commands to these Headquarters, also the amount of Amunition on hand, the number and condition of teams, number of public or captured horses, and all other information needful.
All firing must be discontinued by this command in and around camp. The firing of a musket will be the signal of an attack, when the long roll must be beat in every camp and the troops formed on their respective parade grounds, under arms to await orders.
All false alarms must be summarily punished.
Commanders will see that the men of their respective commands are always within the sound of the drum, and to this end there must be at least five roll-calls per day. The Commanding officer from each company must be present at each roll-call and see that all absentees are reported and punished.
When it is necessary to draw the loads of theold guards, it will be done immediately after guard mounting, and at such place as will hereafter be designated.
Requisitions will at once be made upon the Quartermaster at St. Louis for such Clothing, Camp and Garrison equippage as may be required. Three Dutch Ovens, per company will be included in the requisitions for camp equippage.
The Commander of troops at Pilot Knob 1 will be held responsible for all drunkenessin and around that point; and to enable him to preserve sobriety he is authorized to suppress all drinking houses.
Company Officers will read or cause to be read, to their respective commands, the "articles of war" at least twice within the next four days.