War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0527 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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got, and wounded 2 others. Rebels charged three times. Lieutenant Benecke went to Glasgow after whipping them. Met Captain Brackman ont he way back, and he went to the place where the fight took place and followed the gang on Sunday evening. Have not yet heard from him. Anderson, with about fifteen men, has gone to Carroll.

DAN. M. DRAPER,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

SAINT JOSEPH, August 2, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel D. M. DRAPER,

Macon:

The detachment of First Iowa troops, now at Macon, will move to Mexico as soon as practicable and report to General Douglass for orders.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.

SAINT JOSEPH, August 2, 1864.

Major MATLACK,

Glasgow:

Are there any troops operating on this side of the Missouri River from Boonville? If so, General Pleasonton desires their immediate return, as danger is apprehended near Boonville.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.

MEXICO, MO., August 2, 1864.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

Report says that Bill Anderson, with twelve men, went west into Chariton County. The balance of his men are thought to be in the brush near Huntsville. I have ample force on the lookout for them. My only reliance for communicating with Columbia and other points are the mails and telegraph. Have but twenty soldiers here. Have been surrounded for several days with rebels. Have asked and begged for re-enforcements to drive them away, but cannot get them. All the Union men leaving this county. I can hold this post with the soldiers and citizens, but nothing more.

J. B. DOUGLAS,

Brigadier-General.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., August 2, 1864.

General DOUGLASS,

Mexico, Mo.:

The general commanding is of the opinion that with the battalion of the Third Missouri State Militia and the First Iowa Cavalry now in your section of the country, you ought very soon to be entirely relieved from the presence of an armed guerrilla.

O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.