War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0336 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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WARRENSBURG, MO., July 22, 1864.

Major O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Three citizens who were witnesses against Pat Mullins, a guerrilla, shot at Tipton, were murdered by the gang to which he belonged nine miles south of Tipton last night.

E. B. BROWN,

Brigadier-General.

WARRENSBURG, MO., July 22, 1864.

Major O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Major Suess reports from Glasgow that he has returned on the Fanny Ogden from Arrow Rock and will move up the river. The three missing men of the First Missouri State Militia have come in. Yeager is reported mortally wounded, shot through the head. The guerrillas took 40 horses and $20,000 worth of goods at Arrow Rock. They left for the west at 11 p.m. the 20th; moved twenty-two miles, halting to feed seven miles south of Miami. This morning they passed nine miles south of Lexington, going west. Our troops in pursuit. I have ordered fresh troops from Lexington to follow them, and that Colonel Ford cross the river from Liberty and intercept them and cover Independence and Kansas City. Major Dale with the Post Boy arrived at Lexington this morning. I have ordered him to disembark his troops and await further orders. The guerrillas will probably scatter along the Sni Hills.

E. B. BROWN,

Brigadier-General.

WARRENSBURG, MO., July 22, 1864.

Major O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I respectfully ask that Colonel Ford with his command be ordered back to his sub-district. There is not sufficient force on the border to protect it.

E. B. BROWN,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF CENTRAL MISSOURI,

No. 154. Warrensburg, Mo., July 22, 1864.

Colonel John F. Phillips, commanding Seventh Cavalry Missouri State Militia, will detail from his command a lieutenant, sergeant, two corporals, and twenty men, provided with shelter-tents and ten days' rations, to move without delay to Knobnoster and relieve the detachment of Company A, First Cavalry Missouri State Militia, now on duty at that point. Colonel Philips will also detail from Company A, First Cavalry Missouri State Militia, a lieutenant and twenty-men, provided with shelter-tents and five days' rations, to move forthwith via Knobnoster (where they will be joined by the detachment of the same company ordered to be relieved by a detachment of Seventh Cavalry Missouri State Militia) to the water-tank at Mason's, on the Pacific railroad, and await his (Colonel Philips') arrival by train to-morrow, 23rd instant.