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Page 52 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., October 17, 1864.

Major General S. R. CURTIS,

Fort Leavenworth, Kans.:

I am much mortified to find a dispatch of mine to you on purely military matters published in the Missouri Republican of the 15th instant. It must be obvious to you that such publication can do no good any may do much harm.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

CAMP CHARLOT, October 17, 1864.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

Jefferson City:

I am after Price on two lines, one advance near Warrensburg and the other at or near Lexington. Jeff. Thompson is said to hold Sedalia.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE BORDER,
Camp Charlot, October 17, 1864--12.20 p. m.

General ROSECRANS,

Jefferson City:

I am demonstrating in force on the route to Lexington, also on the road to Sedalia. Will strike rebel forces on both lines to-day. Push matters on the other side, and let me know where your advance is.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE BORDER,
Kansas City, October 17, 1864--11 p. m.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

Jefferson City:

My advance found at Warrensburg to-day that rebels have left Sedalia, going toward Lexington, where heavy artillery firing was heard to-day. I am now moving down on Lexington road, where I suppose the enemy may move. My advance must have reached Lexington this morning, but it was not strong enough to fight a battle.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.


HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE BORDER,
Camp Charlot, October 17, 1864.

Captain HODGES,

Fort Leavenworth:

I must send corn from Kansas City to Pleasant Hill, and wish you would send down for temporary service all the six-mule teams you can, loaded with corn, so they can move right out. The teams may be retained


Page 52 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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