War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0131 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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KANSAS CITY, July 11, 1864.

Captain JAMES H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I will then have full seventy men besides militia at Pleasant Hill; fifty men at Independence; fifty at Hickman Mills.

J. H. FORD,

Colonel, Commanding.

KANSAS CITY, July 11, 1864.

Major J. N. SMITH,

Commanding Battalion, Pleasant Hill:

Order Captain Boyd and his battalion to Pleasant Hill. Send me two of your squadrons here immediately. Call out the militia at Harrisonville for the protection of that place until Captain Boyd can return.

JAS. H. FORD,

Colonel, Commanding.

KANSAS CITY, July 11, 1864.

Captain E. D. BOYD,

Pleasant Hill:

Send me forty men. If you have not got horses send them in wagons.

JAS. H. FORD,

Colonel, Commanding.

KANSAS CITY, July 11, 1864.

Captain THOMAS MOSES, Jr.,

Commanding Independence, Mo.:

You will select fifty of the best mounted men of D and M Companies and report here. [Leave] the station in command of Lieutenant Manville. Lieutenant Wise will come with you. Telegraph me immediately the number of troops that will be left at Independence. Bring ten days' rations with you.

JAS. H. FORD,

Colonel, Commanding.

KANSAS CITY, July 11, 1864.

Major J. N. Smith:

You will come up with all the command that you can mount on good serviceable horses. Telegraph me immediately the number of troops that will be left at Pleasant Hill. Captain Elmer will remain in command of the station.

J. H. FORD,

Colonel, Commanding.