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Page 50 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

WESTON, October 17, 1864.

Brigadier-General CRAIG:

Bushwhackers entered Ridgeley last night and robbed people of about $2,000. I will send scout in that direction if we are not needed elsewhere at present. They are commanded by Chiles.

H. HILLIARD,

Major, Commanding Post.

SAINT JOSEPH, MO., October 17, 1864-8 p.m.

Major HILLIARD, Weston, Mo.:

Send a force after Chiles and keep a sharp lookout in the direction of Ray. I have a dispatch from Colonel Shanklin at Chillicothe that he has information he deems reliable that Major Deagle surrendered Carrollton to a rebel force said to be from 300 to 500. You can have re-enforcements when needed.

JAS. CRAIG,

Brigadier-General.

CHILLICOTHE, October 17, 1864.

General CRAIG:

My forces still holding Carrollton at 7 p.m. yesterday. I have ordered Major Deagle to hold the post until I can hear from you. I have no reply to my dispatch of yesterday or day before. I shall regret to give up Carrollton, but shall obey your orders in that and all other respects. I have my forces here pretty well in hand and am determined to hold the place if practicable.

J. H. SHANKLIN,

Colonel, Commanding.

CHILLICOTHE, October 17, 1864.

General CRAIG:

If it is true as reported in the papers that, in addition to Brunswick, Glasgow and Fayette have been evacuated, it would seem that Carrollton should also be evacuated or re-enforced at once. Not knowing the truth of reports from below I can but still await your reply to my dispatch of last night.

J. H. SHANKLIN,

Colonel, &c.

SAINT JOSEPH, MO., October 17, 1864.

Colonel SHANKLIN, Chillicothe:

Glasgow is not evacuated. Colonel Harding is there and able to hold the place. Re-enforce Deagle. Am trying to get you additional arms.

JAS. CRAIG,

Brigadier-General, Enrolled Missouri Militia.

CHILLICOTHE, October 17, 1864.

General CRAIG:

I have just received information that seems to be reliable that Major Deagle surrendered Carrollton at 8 a.m. to-day. The rebel force said


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