I telegraphed you yesterday of thirty-six hours' rest. Our forces must have attacked the enemy yesterday morning.
E. B. BROWN,
LEXINGTON, August 21, 1862.
Colonel Huston moves for Sedalia to-morrow morning at 5 o'clock with 1,000 men. I will retain 875 men of the First and Fifth Regiments. The Ogden is here with supplies.
I propose to send her and the Bacon below and the Russell and Isabella above.
Brigadier-General, Missouri State Militia.
SPRINGFIELD, August 21, 1862.
Brigadier General JOHN M. SCHOFIELD:
From several sources, which I consider reliable, I learn that McBride is at Batesville, with about 1,000 men, waiting for arms. He has dismounted his command for want of forage. If Wright whips Coffee or the Kansas troops pursue him out of the State it will be all right.
E. B. BROWN,
HDQRS. OF THE ARMY, ADJT. GEN 'S OFFICE, No. 200. Washington, August 21, 1862.
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V. Brigadier General F. J. Herron, U. S. Volunteers, will proceed to Saint Louis, Mo., and report for duty to Brigadier-General Schofield, U. S. Volunteers, commanding District of Missouri.
By command of Major-General Halleck:
E. D. TOWNSEND,
SAINT PAUL, MINN., August 21, 1862-4 p.m.
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
The Sioux Indians on our western border have risen, and are murdering men, women, and children. I have ordered a party of men out, under Colonel H. H. Sibley, and given the command of the Sixth Regiment, also ordered up, to Captain A. D. Nelson, U. S. Army. I must have Nelson. Telegraph at once.
SAINT PAUL, MINN., August 21, 1862.
Honorable C. P. WOLCOTT,
Assistant Secretary of War:
A most frightful insurrection of Indians has broken out along our whole frontier. Men, women, and children are indiscriminately murdered;