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WARRENSBURG, July 14, 1864-5.40 p.m.

Colonel JAMES McFERRAN,

Lexington:

An order was sent you by messenger to-day to concentrate four companies of your command at Lexington to operate against the guerrillas from the north side. Four defeated Thornton at Camden Point yesterday, killing 15. Look out for them if they attempt to cross the river.

By order:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SEDALIA, MO., July 14, 1864

Captain J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Warrensburg:

No further news from Gregg and party. No other bushwhackers heard of. Captain Parker got to Tipton from near Duroc this evening. he will continue after them until they cross the Missouri River or they become lost.

GEORGE H. HALL,

Colonel Fourth Cavalry Missouri State Militia.

INDEPENDENCE, July 14, 1864.

General E. B. BROWN,

Warrensburg;

Stage and passengers robbed between here and Kansas City this morning. They took four horses from us. Are we going to have protection or not? We want more troops here. If something is not done I shall stop all our mails in this district and move my stock out of it.

P. ROBERTS.

WARRENSBURG, July 14, 1864.

P. ROBERTS,

Independence:

The troops are all engaged in the field. I cannot prevent the stage or people being robbed at times. It would probably be as well to stop the regular running of the stages at present; and if you do not I shall be compelled to make an order to that effect.

E. B. BROWN,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers, Commanding.

BOONVILLE, July 14, 1864.

General BROWN,

Warrensburg:

Bushwhackers in considerable force north and south of Boonville. Send us one company of troops immediately.

H. E. W. McDEARMON,

Mayor of Boonville.