War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0386 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter XLVI.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, February 20, 1864.

General FISK:

Captain Montgomery dispatches that his men killed 1 guerrilla of some prominence, and would have captured the whole party of 15 but for the treachery of a citizen.

J. B. ROGERS,

Colonel, Commanding.

ROLLA, MO., February 20, 1864.

Colonel O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Saint Louis, Mo.:

I have investigated the rescue affair of Major Brown's battalion, and send you by to-morrow's mail detailed statement of the officers, which will enable you to judge where the culpability should attach. When received give me instructions by telegraph. I have one of the men in close confinement.

WM. D. WOOD,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Louis, Mo., February 20, 1864.

Brigadier-General GUITAR,

Macon City, Mo.:

The general commanding learns from Dr. Colegrove that the militia commander at Missouri City was taken prisoner and robbed by a gang of robbers, also a store-house robbed by same party. He directs that a thorough investigation be made of this matter, with a report, giving the character of the robbery.

J. P. DROUILLARD,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Louis, Mo., February 20, 1864.

General BROWN,

Warrensburg, via Sedalia, Mo.:

The general commanding learns from Dr. Cologrove that the militia commander at Missouri City was taken prisoner and robbed by a gang of robbers, who pillaged a store-house at the same time. He has telegraphed this information to General Guitar, asking for a report. He desires to hear from you on the subject.

J. P. DROUILLARD,

Captain and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CENTRAL MISSOURI, Warrensburg, Mo., February 20, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel B. F. LAZEAR,

First Missouri State Militia Cavalry, Jefferson City, Mo.:

COLONEL: The commanding general directs me to express the gratification he feels for the faithful manner in which you have discharged the duties imposed on you as commanding officer of the