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WARRENSBURG, MO., July 14, 1864-2.40 p.m.

Major O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

No advice of Ford's movements at Kansas City up to 10 o'clock this morning.

E. B. BROWN,

Brigadier-General

WARRENSBURG, MO., July 14, 1864

Major O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

In order to save time and be ready to move a force across the river, I have ordered five companies of the First Missouri State Militia, now in La Fayette County, to concentrate at Lexington, and shall move four companies of the Seventh from here in the same direction. Both movements will be made before morning of the 15th.

E. B. BROWN.

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

SAINT LOUIS, July 14, 1864.

Brigadier-General BROWN,

Warrensburg:

Ford has routed Thornton, driving him south. Look out for him.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General

FORT LEAVENWORTH, July 14, 1864-9.50 p.m.

Brigadier General E. B. BROWN,

Warrensburg:

Colonel Ford charged on the rebels at Camden Point last night at 5 o'clock, killing 15 to 20, completely routing and scattering rebs in every direction. He reports this evening from Platte City that Lieutenant Parsons, Company K, Second Colorado, has just returned, having followed the enemy ten miles east from Camden Point from which they skedaddled in small squads, going south. Colonel Ford intends moving toward Liberty and Sibley in the morning, and suggests that you go to the crossing of the Missouri above Sibley.

C. S. CHARLOT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Major Suess, Kansas City.)

KANSAS CITY, July 14, 1864-10 p.m.

(Received 8 a.m. 15th.)

General BROWN,

Warrensburg;

At the request of Generals Rosecrans and Fisk I have aided in the move of Colonel Ford, who very successfully scattered the rebels under Thornton last night, and is now in pursuit. To avoid accidents here, and to give warning of the probability of the fugitives to cross the