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evidently the result of a deep-laid plan, the attacks being simultaneous along our whole border. The Governor has ordered out infantry. It is useless. Cannot you authorize me to raise 1,000 mounted men for the special service?

J. H. BAKER,

Secretary of State.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington, August 22, 1862.

Brigadier-General SCHOFIELD,

Saint Louis, Mo.:

Send the Third Regiment Minnesota Volunteers against the Indians on the frontier of Minnesota.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

SPRINGFIELD, August 22, 1862.

General JOHN M. SCHOFIELD,

Saint Louis:

Colonel Wright passed Carthage, going south, yesterday morning. On the 20th he came up with the rear guard several times, attacking it, killing 12, capturing 21 prisoners, several guns, horses, and some other property. The Kansas troops are a few miles in his rear, moving to his support. Coffee still has the two cannon captured north of the river. All the rebels in Western Missouri are moving out of the State with Coffee.

E. B. BROWN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., August 22, 1862.

General TOTTEN,

in the Field:

Coffee passed Carthage yesterday, moving south. Colonel Wright and General Blunt in close pursuit. Had overtaken and attacked his rear guard several times. I presume you will now be able to rid your division of guerrillas in a short time.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Brigadier-General.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., August 22, 1862.

General BROWN,

Springfield, Mo.:

Joe Shelby, with from 500 to 1,500 men, is about crossing the Osage to-night at Hoffman's Ferry or west of that place. General Totten is in pursuit. Notify Colonel Wright and General Blunt to intercept him as he comes down.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Brigadier-General.

CARTHAGE, August 22, 1862.

General BLUNT:

I arrived at this place last evening and found so great a distance between myself and the enemy that I could not hope to overtake them.