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night. He routed them and captured one horse and one Enfield rifle. Is it necessary to detain the steamboat Annie Jacobs at this post any longer?

A. F. DENNY,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

MACON, MO., October 14, 1863

Major-General SCHOFIELD:

Cannonading was heard at 10 a.m. yesterday in the vicinity of Marshall. The main body of the rebels are certainly moving in the direction of Lexington.

O. GUITAR,

Brigadier-General.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., October 14, 1863-3.15 p.m.

Brigadier-General GUITAR:

General Brown beat the rebels splendidly yesterday. Captured all their artillery, baggage a large number of small-arms, and many prisoners. The rebels were scattered in all directions. Look out for the flying rebels if any of them attempt to cross the river.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

KNOBNOSTER, MO., October 14, 1863

Commanding Officer, Harrisonville:

A force of 400 rebels reported at a point 16 miles north of Warrensburg this evening; said to be going southwest. Send to other stations and call on acting assistant adjutant-general, District of the Border, at Kansas City, to re-enforce Pleasant Hill, Harrisonville, and Hickman Mills.

THOMAS EWING, JR.,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Saint Louis, Mo., October 14, 1863-3 p.m.

Colonel GRAVELY:

The rebels were badly beaten yesterday near Marshall, in Saline County, and scattered in all directions, with loss of all their artillery and baggage. Inform General McNeil and tell him to look out for the flying rebels.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

TIPTON, October 14, 1863

General TOTTEN:

SIR: Your last dispatch just received. No additional news. Scout on the way from Boonville. General, unless I can mount the men at this post, I cannot sent the dispatches which your order. All the mounted men are out.

J. F. HUME,.

Major, Commanding