War of the Rebellion: Serial 003 Page 0175 Chapter X. SIEGE OF LEXINGTON, MO.

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to-day. Sturgis will move forward. We will telegraph you further respecting his movements. General Pope, with some force, is at or near Saint Joseph.

J. C. FREMONT,

Major-General, Commanding.

Colonel JEFFERSON C. DAVIS, Jefferson City.

SAINT LOUIS, September 14, 1861.

SIR: You are hereby directed to move by way of Utica, with all practicable speed, to Lexington, on the Missouri River, with your force of infantry and artillery. You will send back the thee companies of the Fremont Hussars, under Captain Bloom, to Saint Louis. The most practicable route from Utica to Lexington for you will be by Austinville, Grove, and Morton.

J. C. FREMONT,

Major-General, Commanding.

Brigadier-General STURGIS.

HEADQUARTERS, September 15, 1861.

JEFFERSON C. DAVIS, Jefferson City:

what is the strength of Price, according to latest accounts?

J. C. FREMONT,

Major-General, Commanding.

JEFFERSON CITY, September 15, 1861.

Major-General FREMONT:

Information, reliable, just receive, shows Price at Warrenburg with 11,000; Parsons at Georgetown with 4,000. Green had not probably crossed the La Mine near Booneville last night, so I ordered my troops not to make the march from Syracuse until to-night. As soon as he has crossed I have ordered the bridge destroyed. Two Indiana regiments have arrived.

JEFF. C. DAVIS.

JEFFERSON CITY, September 15, 1861.

Major-General FREMONT:

Reliable information from the vicinity of Price's column shows his force to be 11,000 at Warrensburg and 4,000 at Georgetown, with pieces extending in the direction of Syracuse. Green is making for Booneville.

JEFF. C. DAVIS.

JEFFERSON CITY, September 16, 1861.

General JOHN C. FREMONT:

Booneville tranquil. Indiana troops marched across the country last night from Syracuse. No intelligence from Lexington to-day. Green is augmenting his forces from the other side of the river. Secession