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Page 10 Chapter LIII. LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

JEFFERSON CITY, September 1, 1864.

Captain J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

By direction of Brigadier-General Douglass, Captain Carey, commanding at Columbia, Boone County, advises me that 360 rebels, mostly recruits, are in two camps near Providence, in Boone County, and requests me to co-operate with himself and Major Leonard, of Howard County, against these camps. Shall I go?

J. S. WOLFE,

Colonel, Commanding.

WARRENSBURG, September 1, 1864.

Colonel JOHN S. WOLFE,

Jefferson City:

The detachment of 100 men will not move as directed in dispatch of yesterday, but will be held in readiness to move at a moment's notice.

By order of Major-General Pleasonton:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PLEASANT HILL, September 1, 1864.

Captain J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Arrived here this morning. No large bodies of guerrillas on Grand River. Neither do I think they are concentrating in vicinity of Lone Jack. I have 100 men with me. Shall return through Lone Jack and the Snibar Hills; probably start in the morning.

J. H. FORD,

Colonel, Commanding.

PLEASANT HILL, September 1, 1864.

Captain J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Lieutenant Spencer has just returned from scout in neighborhood of Chapel Hill and Cold Springs. Reports that no large force of the enemy are concentrating, but small recruiting bands are seen nearly every day. Had I better lay quiet here until to-morrow night?

J. H. FORD,

Colonel, Commanding.


HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CENTRAL MISSOURI,
Warrensburg, September 1, 1864.

Colonel J. H. FORD,

Pleasant Hill:

Lieutenant-Colonel Lazear is moving toward Blackwater Crossing of the Sni. There is no necessity for his moving farther west. Communicate this to him.

By order of Major-General Pleasonton:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.


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