War Department Adjutant General's Office Washington, July 9, 1863
General Orders No. 213
Brigadier General Robert Allen is announced as senior Quartermaster of the Department of the Northwest, Missouri, and Tennessee. All officers of the Quartermaster's Department, serving in those Departments, will respect and obey his orders accordingly.
By Order Of The Secretary Of War: E.D. TOWNSEND Assistant Adjutant General