War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0132 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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WARRENSBURG, July 11, 1864.

Colonel GEORGE H. HALL,

Sedalia:

A squad of ten or twelve guerrillas were seen to-day three miles east and south of Knobnoster. A detachment from the Knob in pursuit. Look out for them.

By order:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WYANDOTTE, July 11, 1864.

Brigadier-General BROWN:

Warrensburg:

Bushwhackers sacked Parkville last night. Paw Paws surrendered and were conscripted into Confederate army. They are crossing from south side. There appears to be a general rising and mustering of price's men here, returned. Can you send troops to Parkville to protect the Union families? They say they have got Missouri.

GEORGE S. PARK.

KNOBNOSTER, July 11, 1864.

Brigadier-General BROWN,

Warrensburg:

Word has just come that there were ten rebels about three miles southeast of here an hour since. can these men here go after them and leave the place to be guarded by the citizens? Answer quick.

W. R. CHESTER.

WARRENSBURG, July 11, 1864.

W. E. CHESTER,

Knobnoster:

The detachment at the Knob can ho in pursuit, but must return to-night. Meanwhile the citizens can hold the place.

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KNOBNOSTER, July 11, 1864.

Brigadier General E. B. BROWN,

Warrensburg:

I have just returned. Ran their pickets in, but they had as many men as I had, and scattered and went in the directions of Muddy. O will write you particulars.

W. E. CHESTER.