War of the Rebellion: Serial 033 Page 0527 Chapter XXXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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a scout in after them. I am satisfied no further trouble is here to be apprehended just now from this band on the road, as they are loaded with plunder and gone southwest.

O. GUITAR,

Brigadier-General.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., September 12, 1863.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

Colonel Cloud routed the enemy near Fort Smith on the 1st instant and now holds that place. Western Arkansas and the Indian country are now in our possession.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Saint Louis, Mo., September 12, 1863.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief:

The advance of my troops into Arkansas has greatly increased the territory to be occupied, while my forces have been greatly diminished by sending troops to the front. I need more cavalry very much, and respectfully request authority to raise volunteer cavalry in Missouri.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

MACON, MO., September 12, 1863.

Major-General SCHOFIELD:

The storm last night blew down the wires on all the lines, leaving me without intelligence from any direction this morning. There were some apprehensions that a raid would be made on Callao. Last night I sent a squad of men up, but have heard nothing this morning. The trouble upon the roads will amount to nothing serious, though our radical friends will make the most of it; they express great regret that you were not upon it. They have also been heard to express the hope that the rebels will destroy both roads. If you should hear of some of these gents being in a dungeon for the use of such expressions, you need not be surprised.

O. GUITAR,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF COLORADO,

Denver, Colo., September 12, 1863.

Major General JOHN M. SCHOFIELD,

Commanding Department of the Missouri:

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your telegram, dated Kansas City, Mo., September 7, and referring to the "representation that a regiment could now be spared from my district, and that it is needed in Utah." I answered by telegraph yesterday morning, and now reply more at length.