War of the Rebellion: Serial 032 Page 0463 Chapter XXXIV. AFFAIR NEAR CASSVILLE, MO.

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all the guerrillas of the country for 50 or 60 miles southeast. No force of enemy this side the mountain in that direction. All the small parties seemed to be concentrating in the direction of Ozark, Ark, Noting of a reliable character as to forces at Fayetteville. I will send in that direction to-morrow.

JAMES W. JOHNSON,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

Brigadier- General McNEIL.

JULY 24, 1863.-Skirmish in Dade County, Mo.

Report of Major Charles Sheppard, Assistant Adjutant-General, Enrolled Missouri Militia.

SPRINGFIELD, MO., July 29, 1863.

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report the following engagement between a scout, commanded by Captain E. J. Morris, Company E, Seventh Provisional Regiment Enrolled Missouri Militia, and a band of bushwhackers, on Friday, July 24, 1863, in Dade Country:

The guerrillas had just taken 15 negroes, and had them on horses to carry off, when the captain attacked them, with the following results: Killed 1, severely wounded 3, released the negroes, and captured 10 horses, 5 saddles, and 2 Colt's navy revolvers. Private William Stockton, Company A, Eighth Missouri State Militia, who in company with Captain Morris, was severely wounded.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. SHEPPARD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Captain C. G. LAURANT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JULY 27, 1863.-Affair near Cassville, Mo.

Report of Colonel James W. Johnson, Twenty-sixth Enrolled Missouri Militia.

HEADQUARTERS POST,

Cassville, Mo., July 28, 1863.

GENERAL: A scout of Second Infantry, headed by one Caleb Baker, on the 27th, encountered about 20 rebels, some 25 miles southeast of this place, killing 1 captain, 3 men, and wounding 4. Our loss is 3 missing. Some arms were captured also.

JAMES W. JOHNSON,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

Brigadier-General McNEIL.