have gone in that direction. I have men engaged completing Fort Davidson. The work on the fort on Rock Mountain had been suspended when I came here. If you desire the work continued please inform me. An engineer sent here by General Rosecrans to report, &c., reports that fort a nuisance.
Major 3rd Cav. Mo. State Mil., Commanding 3rd Sub-Dist. of Saint Louis.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF ROLLA, Numbers 121.
Rolla, Mo., August 25, 1864.
Major N. H. Dale will, in pursuance of Special Orders, Numbers 227, current series, Department of the Missouri, proceed with the four companies of the Second Wisconsin Cavalry to Saint Louis by rail, embarking at 10 a. m. to-morrow, reporting to the commanding general on his arrival.
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By order of Brigadier-General Guitar:
WARRENSBURG, August 25, 1864.
Captain M. U. FOSTER,
A detachment of fifty men of the Seventh Missouri State Militia move from here at 4 a. m. to-morrow, 26th instant, to scout Big Creek. They will move via Post Oak. The major-general directs that your order a detachment of thirty-five men under a commissioned officer to move at same hour in same direction.
J. H. STEGER,
LEXINGTON, August 25, 1864.
I find Colonel Catherwood's report to be correct. One hundred and fifty guerrillas, under Thrailkill and Thornton, crossed to the south side night before last. I learn here that Colonel Lazear is at Hopewell with seven companies, but has not yet got the correct report.
Major and Chief of Cavalry.
FORT KEARNY, August 25, 1864.
(Received 10.15 p. m.)
Honorable E. M. STANTON:
Part of the Sioux have just received annuities at agency near Laramie, but are disappointed and starving for food. The agent withholds part for absent tribes. Major Wood telegraphs they are hunting and