War of the Rebellion: Serial 032 Page 0659 Chapter XXXIV. SHELBY'S RAID IN ARK. AND MO.

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Shelby will probably attempt to go to Jackson County. Can you re-enforce us, and with artillery? No commissary stores here. Our commissary stores from Cassville not yet arrived. Will arrive by night.


Colonel, Commanding.

Colonel J. EDWARDS, Springfield, Mo.

NEWTONIA, October 5, [1863]-6.30 p. m.

COLONEL: A soldier just in, who was released by the enemy 4 miles this side of Carthage at 9 o'clock this morning, states that he heard their guns firing at Carthage; that part would go by Greenfield; all were destined for Jackson County, and were taking away all the wagons they could find. They are going to take their plunder out. We will move rapidly, via Brownsville, to-night, to Greenfield. Our subsistence should meet us on the 7th or night of 6th. You can send the artillery, via Mount Vernon, to Greenfield, which do rapidly, if possible.


Colonel, Commanding.

Colonel J. EDWARDS, Springfield, Mo.

Numbers 17. Report of Major Wick Morgan, Seventh Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia, of skirmish at Greenfield, Mo.


Melville, Mo., October 6, 1863-11 a. m.

GENERAL: Stockton was taken last night. What damage done not known. Greenfield was taken this morning just at daylight. It is supposed to be Shelby's command there. Is supposed to be 4,000 strong (cavalry). I had one company at Greenfield; had 30 men out on parol scout; some sick; several on detached service. I managed to get my men in the brush all safe. They are coming in here. My patrols have not come in yet. I have sent out for them, and sent men to watch the enemy.

Yours, respectfully,


Major, Commanding.

General JOHN McNEIL.

(Please send this to General Holland.)


Springfield, October 6, 1863.

COLONEL: The bearer, Mr. Morgan, brings a verbal dispatch from his son, Major [Wick] Morgan, commanding at Greenfield. The enemy, about daylight this morning, surrounded Greenfield. Major Morgan suc-