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SAINT JOE, July 12, 1864

Colonel J. H. FORD,

Kansas City:

At what point shall we join or do you wish us to attack simultaneously from this side. General Curtis' troops are ready at Weston. Do they understand?

G. A. HOLLOWAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KANSAS CITY, July 12, 1864.

Captain HOLLOWAY:

I don't know of any point to form a junction. General Curtis has promised to send force to me at or near Platte City. I am not acquainted with the country. Suggest some place where we can all meet near Platte City equally handy for all of us. My companies will have their guidons, so you will know us.

J. H. FORD.

Colonel, Commanding Fourth Sub-District.

SAINT JOE, July 12, 1864.

Colonel J. H. FORD,

Kansas City:

General Curtis telegraphs us to come to Weston; that he will combine our force with his own as requested by General Fisk. General Curtis understands your programme. We shall try and be at Weston. We understand signals.

G. A. HOLLOWAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., July 12, 1864.

Major J. A. MELTON,

Commanding Cassville, Mo.

Bring your train in to your post immediately. If necessary to do this send out dismounted. Test fully the strength of the enemy with your mounted men as soon as possible; report his strength and the direction he is moving. Will re-enforce you if he cuts the wire.

By order of Brigadier-General Sanborn:

W. D. HUBBARD.

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., July 12, 1864.

Major MELTON,

Commanding at Cassville:

Send a copy of your dispatch in regard to Jackman to Newtonia, and direct that it be forwarded to Granby and Newtonia and keep out