War of the Rebellion: Serial 033 Page 0614 MO., ARK., KANS., IND. T., AND DEPT. N.W. Chapter XXXIV.

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They have formed a junction with Coffee by this time. I have sent a dispatch to General Ewing, and advised his command in the border of the movements of the enemy.

E. B. BROWN,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS TROOPS IN THE FIELD,

Clinton, Mo., October 7, 1863

Brigadier-General EWING:

Coffee and Shelby, with 2,000 men and three pieces of artillery, passed Stockton, coming north, at 3 p.m., yesterday. By to-morrow, I shall be able to concentrate sufficient force to prevent their advance on this line, and hope you will be able to prevent a movement through Cass. Please direct commanding officers of troops on the border to co-operate with me.

E. B. BROWN,

Brigadier-General.

CLINTON, MO., October 7, 1863-7.30 p.m.

Brigadier-General EWING:

My force will be concentrated to move on the enemy by to-morrow morning if he makes his appearance, and will co-operate with your command. Nothing is heard from the enemy. Your troops in Bates County have been informed by me of the movements from the south.

E. B. BROWN,

Brigadier-General.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., October 7, 1863

Brigadier-General BROWN, Sedalia, Mo.:

General Ewing will be at Pleasant Hill to-night with 500 men and five howitzers. Colonel Weer is in Butler or Vernon County, near the Osage with 500 men. He is ordered to move toward Clinton and report to you.

Communicate with Weer and Ewing, and direct their movements according to your information of those of the enemy. Keep me advised of everything.

J. M. SCHOFIELD.

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTH SUB-DISTRICT,

Warrensburg, October 7, 1863

General BROWN,

Commanding, Central District, Clinton, Mo.:

GENERAL: I will leave here at daylight in the morning. Two companies have come in. I think the Lexington (three) companies will be in to-night.

Very respectfully,

B. F. LAZEAR,

Lieutenant Colonel First Missouri State Militia Cavalry, Commanding.