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point between Lexington and Brunswick. His force increases as he marches on. I am concentrating all the troops I can reach, and hope to do some damage to the rascals.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.

(Same to Colonel McFerran.)

LEXINGTON, July 20, 1864.

Captain STEGER,

Warrensburg:

Major Sues came here last night; left at daylight for Miami. Major Dale not arrived.

JAS. McFERRAN,

Colonel, Commanding.

WARRENSBURG, July 20, 1864.

Colonel JAMES McFERRAN,

Lexington:

Information just received from Holden that a band of guerrillas under Cockrell and Greer, 100 strong, are encamped at Squire Harris', near Chapel Hill. Order Captain Ferguson to move at once with his battalion of Seventh Missouri State Militia, scout the country thoroughly in that vicinity,and having done so he will move his command to this station.

By order:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HOLDEN, July 20, 1864.

Captain J. H. STEGER,

Warrensburg:

We learn from reliable authority that a band of guerrillas under Cockrell, Greer, and others are encamped in the neighborhood of Squire Harris', near Chapel Hill, supposed to be 100 when together.

FRANKLIN PHARIS,

First Lieutenant Company C, Seventh Cav. Missouri State Militia.

WARRENSBURG, July 20, 1864.

Captain E. P. ELMER,

Pleasant, Hill:

Information received from Holden that Cockrell and Greer with a band of about 100 guerrillas are encamped near Squire Harris', in the vicinity of Chapel Hill. Convey this information to Captain Foster if possible.

By order:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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