PATTERSON, MO., October 14, 1863.
Dr. Pollok has just arrived at our camp. He is wounded in the right hip and left arm; not dangerous. Sergeant Gillespie is a prisoner. The doctor thinks they will not kill him.
P. L. POWERS.
MARSHALL, MO., October 14, 1863-8 a.m.
The scattered force of the enemy have moved to the west, and I learn that they will concentrate with Quantrill and Jackman, near the headquarters of the Sni. I have thrown a force into Lexington, and my main force is following them. Weer moved west this morning.
I am, very respectfully,
E. B. BROWN,
LA MINE BRIDGE, MO.,
October 14, 1863-2.30 p.m.
A force of rebels are reported to be at Otterville, robbing that town. I have scouts in every direction. There is a rumor that General Price is at Warsaw with 3,000 men, and will be in Syracuse or Lebanon to-day or to-morrow. This is only a rumor. The lieutenant commanding at Otterville report the rebels approaching that town.
R. H. BROWN,
LA MINE BRIDGE, MO., October 14, 1863.
About 250 of the rebels crossed about 2 miles from this place, going south. They were reported 1,000 strong at Lebanon. They have divided their forces, part going west of this place and part east of it. I have 45 wagons here loaded with supplies for the forces of Generals Brown and Ewing. I shall keep them here for the present. Some of my scouts are taken by the rebels, I fear, as they have not returned.
R. H. BROWN,
JEFFERSON CITY, MO., October 14, 1863.
Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM BAUMER,
First Nebraska Volunteer Infantry, Tuscumbia:
Parties of rebels are crossing the Pacific Railroad this p.m., going south, in the retreat from the regions of Boonville, Marshall, &c., where they have been badly beaten, and lost their artillery. They will reach the Osage by to-morrow some time, probably. The extermination of the rebels, or their capture, is the all-important thing, now they are broken and flying from our victorious troops. A party of rebels, numbering 20, passed south, 2 miles east of California; another much larger force