War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0130 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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JEFFERSON CITY, July 11, 1864.

Captain JAMES H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Order Colonel Philips to send immediately by forced marches to Kansas City all the available force at Warrensburg of his regiment, and one section of Thurber's battery. Order Colonel Ford to concentrate as many men of his regiment as can be spared at Kansas City. Cross the river and operate against guerrillas in Platte County.

E. B. BROWN,

Brigadier-General.

KANSAS CITY, July 11, 1864.

Captain JAMES H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Warrensburg:

I have just received a long dispatch from department headquarters, which was meant for General Brown, in regard to movements of Seventh Missouri State Militia, and my own regiment. Has it been received at district headquarters? I have moved my troops as directed by you in your last dispatch.

JAS H. FORD,

Colonel, Commanding.

WARRENSBURG, July 11, 1864.

Colonel J. H. FORD,

Kansas City:

Do not concentrate at Kansas City so many of your troops as not to leave ample protection against guerrilla bands on the border.

By order:

JAMES H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KANSAS CITY, MO., July 11, 1864.

General BROWN,

Warrensburg, Mo.:

I have just received the following telegram from Independence:

Captain Moses started this morning with forty-five men to Jones' to get corn. I just received information by one citizen that he heard some heavy firing near the Blue. If I get more news I will let you know without delay. I am ready with what men I have here.

WM. WISE,

Lieutenant, Second Colorado Volunteers.

J. H. FORD,

Colonel, Commanding.

KANSAS CITY, July 11, 1864.

Captain JAMES H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I will have at least 100 men left at Pleasant Hill, as I only bring forty of the best mounted men from the Harrisonville command.

J. H. FORD,

Colonel, Commanding, &c.