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SPRINGFIELD, MO., October 6, 1863

Major-General SCHOFIELD:

Lieutenant Phelps, just arrived at Cassville, reports that Brooks has 400 men at Huntsville and that several guerrilla bands are concentrating there from Carrollton and other places, and conscripting all that they can lay hands upon.

JNO. EDWARDS,

Colonel, Commanding.

SPRINGFIELD, MO., October 6, 1863

Major-General SCHOFIELD, Saint Louis:

The enemy were in Greenfield this morning 2,000 strong, going northeast. I am after them.

JNO. EDWARDS,

Colonel, Commanding.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., October 6, 1863

Colonel J. EDWARDS, Springfield, Mo.:

Concentrate all your movable force and attack Shelby's force wherever you can find them, but keep south of him, and keep your men and horses in good condition, so as to prevent his escape into Arkansas. Send me whatever information you may have, frequently, so that I may direct the movements of troops from the north.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHEASTERN MISSOURI.

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

Colonel HARRISON:

I have just received your dispatch of the 5th in relation to your moving up toward Pineville. The enemy, if he does not divide, will be 2,000 strong; now at Carthage and trying to go into Jackson County, but will be driven back, and will try to get out again into Arkansas. That we must prevent. Follow up rapidly in his rear and give him battle whenever you can. I will leave to-day, via Greenfield three pieces of artillery and a column. Colonel Campbell is at Cassville and had Captain Stark's ammunition. I shall order him to try and get across, with a portion of it for Captain Stark to go to Newtonia. I will go from Greenfield in the direction of Lamar, and hope to form a junction with you. Keep me advised of your movements.

JNO. EDWARDS,

Colonel, Commanding.

KANSAS CITY, MO., October 6, 1863

Commanding Officer, Lexington, Mo.:

I have received the following telegram from General Schofield, which please send by special messenger to General Brown, if he is not at Lexington;

Brigadier-General EWING:

Shelby, with from 1,000 to 1,500 men, passed Carthage yesterday, going north. He

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