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WARRENSBURG, August 2, 1864-1 p. m.

Captain E. P. ELMER,

Pleasant Hill:

The following is for your information: Major G. W. Kelly, with three companies of Fourth Missouri State Militia, moves hence to Chapel Hill to-day, with orders to scout the country in that vicinity.

By order of Major-General Pleasonton:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BOONVILLE, MO., August 2, 1864.

Colonel HALL:

All the folks have left Arrow Rock. Forty stand of arms left there, ammunition, &c. Can I go and get them? Answer immediately.

JOSEPH PARKE.

WARRENSBURG, MO., August 2, 1864.

Captain JOSEPH PARKE,

Boonville:

Send a lieutenant and twenty-five men to ascertain if the citizen guards at Arrow Rock have abandoned their arms. If so, secure the arms and ammunition and take them to Boonville. Report the result.

By order:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KNOBNOSTER, August 2, 1864.

Captain STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I would respectfully suggest that a patrol b ordered from Clear Fork to keep things quiet here to-day. A great many rebels in town.

THOMPSON,

Lieutenant.

WARRENSBURG, August 2, 1864.

Lieutenant M. A. THOMPSON,

Knobnoster:

Order out your company of citizen guards and drive the rebels out of town and close all saloons.

By order:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., August 2, 1864.

Brigadier-General FISK,

Saint Joseph, Mo.:

You will understand that the arrangements for raising troops under my call in North Mississippi are to be under your supervision. The only officers indicated whom I have promised to recommend are Colonel Chester