War of the Rebellion: Serial 008 Page 0343 Chapter XVII. EXPEDITION TO CARTHAGE, MO.

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butions of meat and forage upon the disloyal people of this vicinity, I beg your instructions as to my future course in this particular.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FITS HENRY WARREN,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

LUCIEN J. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Jefferson City, Mo.

HEADQUARTERS,

Clinton, Mo., March 28, 1862.

CAPTAIN: I have to report the return of a detachment of my command to which I referred in my letter of this morning. They brought in 16 prisoners taken near Musgrove Ferry, on the Osage. One rebel was badly wounded in the leg. None of our men injured.

Individuals from Bates County who arrived this morning have induced me the by their representations to hurry forward one company of my cavalry in advance of the main command. They march at 7 o'clock to-morrow morning. I shall follow on Monday with one company of infantry and three companies of cavalry. The battery of Captain Murphy has not yet reported.

I am, sir, very truly, your obedient servant,

FITZ HENRY WARREN,

Colonel First Iowa Cavalry, Commanding Post.

Captain LUCIEN J. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Clinton, Mo., March 30, 1862 - 10 p. m.

CAPTAIN: Another squad has just arrived with 4 prisoners, 3 horses, and 1 mule. Two other detachments are still out. One of our soldiers, Kelley, a gallant boy of Company K, is badly wounded in the ankle and thigh.

Against hastily, but very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FITZ HENRY WARREN,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

Captain LUCIEN J. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MARCH 19-20, 1862.- Expedition to Carthage, Mo.

Report of Lieutenant Colonel Powell Clayton, Fifth Kansas Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH KANSAS CAVALRY,

Carthage, Mo., March 22, 1862.

I have the honor to report concerning my expedition to Carthage as follows:

I broke camp on Dry Wood about 2 o'clock on the afternoon of the 19th and marched about 8 miles, encamping on the south side of Dry Wood Creek. Owing to the heavy rain that fell during the night and