War of the Rebellion: Serial 033 Page 0628 MO., ARK., KANS., IND. T., AND DEPT. N.W. Chapter XXXIV.

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JEFFERSON CITY, MO.,

October 10, 1863-9.30 p.m.

Major-General SCHOFIELD:

Colonel Cole, with his command, arrived at 6 o'clock this morning. This command gives me about 1,100 men at this point. I hope additional militia in to-day, and then if I can leave Jefferson City out of danger, I will propose a movement up the road. Crittenden, who remain up the road, telegraphs as follows from California:

Just in on locomotive. Discovered 100 rebels 3 miles west of Tipton, on railroad. Drove them back; killed 1. All around Tipton. We have fallen back with locomotive.

JAS. TOTTEN,

Brigadier-General.

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Saint Louis, October 10, 1863-2.30 p.m.

Brigadier-General TOTTEN, Jefferson City:

Let Crittenden go to Boonville. No troops yet from Pope.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

CALIFORNIA, October 10, 1863

Brigadier-General TOTTEN:

There have men come in since my arrival, stating the numbers of the rebels at Tipton to be from 300 to 800. Colonel [F. J.] Hickox has only 15 mounted men here. Lieutenant-Colonel Brutsche reports his command without rations and have had no supper, and one company with five one with ten, and another with fifteen rounds to the man. I cannot raise 175 mounted men here, and they are without ammunition or rations. Shall I start?

N. COLE,

Colonel Second Missouri Artillery.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., [October] 10, [1863.]

Major General JOHN M. SCHOFIELD:

Cole now reports the enemy from 300 to 800 strong at Tipton, and says Colonel Hickox's men are not mounted. I will direct Cole to reconnoiter the enemy, and report result to-morrow morning.

JAS. TOTTEN,

Brigadier-General.

CALIFORNIA, October 10, 1863

Brigadier-General TOTTEN:

I now have 251 cavalry, 320 infantry, and 16 artillery; total, 587 men. Part of them have some rations and others none. Please send rations for all, and 5,000 rounds of ammunition, caliber .58. Colonel Hickox has about 300 men, most of them not mounted; those that are have gone out scouting. No more news from Tipton yet.

N. COLE,

Colonel Second Missouri Artillery.