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Major Matlack, of Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry; General Fisk's forces from Saint Joseph,a nd the local militia, are the only troops you can meet.

O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KANSAS CITY, July 25, 1864.

Colonel O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Pack animals and saddles all ready to start early in the morning. Will be able to have 300 mounted men with me.

JAS. H. FORD,

Colonel, Commanding.

KANSAS CITY, MO., July 25, 1864.

Captain JAMES H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Warrensburg, Mo.:

I received orders from General Rosecrans to operate on the north side of the river with what force I have here. Am ready to start early in the morning.

J. H. FORD,

Colonel Second Colorado Cavalry.

KANSAS CITY, July 25, 1864.

Captain JAMES H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Warrensburg:

I received your order to cross my troops on this side. Received orders from General Rosecrans to remain with my troops north of the river. They should be her; we need them badly. I returned early in the morning with pack animals, fixed for a ten- days' scout int he brush. Have reliable information that some ofthe enemy crossed over to this side Saturday night. Todd and his band are in Sni Hills and on Little Blue.

JAS. H. FORD,

Colonel Second Colorado Cavalry.

KANSAS CITY, July 25, 1864.

Colonel J. H. FORD:

The general commanding directs that you obey the orders of Major-General Pleasonton.

J. P. DROUILLARD,

Captain and Aide- de- Camp.

JULY 25, 1864.

Colonel J. H. FORD,

Kansas City, Mo.:

Dispatch received. Notify General Fisk that I desire you to return to your sub- district soon as he can spare you, in order to ct off the