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Page 51 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.--UNION.

to be from 300 to 500 strong. I have no details. Re-enforcements on the way to Carrollton. I will send dispatch to Captain Comstock, in command of re-enforcements, to feel his way in direction of Carrollton until he can get at the truth in the case, and if Carrollton is certainly taken will have him return.

J. H. SHANKLIN,

Colonel, Commanding.

CHILLICOTHE, October 17, 1864.

General CRAIG:

Report since my last dispatch seems to strengthen the opinion then expressed that Carrollton is captured with our entire force there. The rebel force is still reported to be 400 or 500 strong. No one from Carrollton has yet arrived here, but loyal men from the vicinity have reached here who state that there is no doubt of the capture.

J. H. SHANKLIN,

Colonel, Commanding.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE BORDER,
Independence, Mo., October 17, 1864.

Major-General HALLECK, Chief of Staff:

Price's forces are in Lexington. He is reported still in Boonville. My troops are closing up rapidly. Will hurry them up with all the speed possible.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE BORDER,
Kansas City, October 17, 1864.

Major-General HALLECK, Chief of Staff:

Major Curtis will small force came up river from Glasgow yesterday on steamer Benton. Had running fight with rebels at several places, extending above Lexington. Several rebels killed. We had 1 wounded. Price reported still at Boonville with 30,000 men and twenty pieces of cannon. Force at Lexington small. Rebel force at Sedalia yesterday. I demonstrate on both lines. The enemy will feel my cavalry advance to-day.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.


SPECIAL ORDERS,
WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 350.
Washington, October 17, 1864.

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56. The battalion of Nebraska cavalry now on duty at Omaha City, Nebr. Ter., will report to Major-General Curtis, commanding Department of Kansas, at Leavenworth, Kans. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,
Assistant Adjutant-General.


Page 51 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.--UNION.

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