War of the Rebellion: Serial 064 Page 0414 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter XLVI.

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, June 16, 1864.

General EWING:

I have ordered Company B, Eighteenth U. S., African Descent, to New Madrid. They start first boat . I have ordered a supply train and one company of horse to Bloomfied to relieve the infantry. Will send one other as soon as Captain Hipple can supply it; can't now. Have instructed Hiller as to scouts, spies, and guarding against surprise. Shelby has four rifled guns. Scatterville is in the corner of the State of Arkansas and Greene County, near the Saint Francis, above Gainesville. My force is extremely small for the interest we have to guard.

J. B. ROGERS,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT, Saint Louis, June 16, 1864.

Captain HUNTER,

Commanding, Hermann:

If you have reliable information to the concentration of guerrillas at Pinckney you may cross the river and captured them, if possible.

By order of Brigadier-General Ewing:

H. HANNAHS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

WARRENSBURG, MO., June 16, 1864-10 a. m.

Colonel G. H. HALL,

Sedalia, Mo.:

It is reported there is a force of rebels near Freedom, on Davis' Creek, probably on their way to Cooper County. Major Neill and Captain Ferguson are moving on there form the west. Send scout of 50 men to vicinity of Boonville, Saline County, to co-operate with them.

By order of Brigadier-General Brown:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LEXINGTON, MO., June 16, 1864. (Received 9.30 a. m.)

Colonel J. McFERRAN,

Warrensburg, Mo.:

Ballinger and Meredith have gone into the Snibar Hills with 200 men; went north of Greenton in supporting distance, covering Lexington with a small force. Anderson, guerrilla, with 80 men, is now on Davis' Creek, north of the German settlement. Send 50 men to the Mounds, on Warrensburg road, by 10 o'clock to-morrow, and I will fight them. Move the troops in Saline toward Waverly and Salt Pond. Answer.

HENRY NEILL,

Major First Cavalry, Missouri State Militia.