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FORT LEAVENWORTH, July 14, 1864.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

Our forces, combined, under Colonel Ford, fell upon the rebels at Camden last night. Short fight and complete rout of rebels; pursuit turned southward. Enemy's loss, 15 killed; also large number of muskets, shotguns, accouterments, and ten kegs of powder. Our loss, 1 killed and 1 badly wounded.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

(Copies to Brigadier-General McKean and Fisk, and editors of papers at Leavenworth.)

KANSAS CITY, July 14, 1864.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

Lieutenant Manville, Second Colorado, commanding at Independence, telegraphs that the stage was robbed three miles west of that place this morning; horses and mail taken. Manville could not spare any men to pursue guerrillas. More troops are absolutely necessary in this sub-district. Nothing yet from Colonel Ford. Steam-boats with strong guards would do great service just now and for some days to come in patrolling the river between this and Rocheport.

J. TOTTEN,

Brigadier-General.

INDEPENDENCE, MO,. July 14, 1864.

General ROSECRANS:

The mails in this district are constantly robbed, and my horses taken by bushwhackers every week. They took four this morning out of the stage three miles from here. If I cannot get some protection in this country I will have to abandon my contracts with the Post-Office Department. Can I get it?

P. ROBERTS.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 193

Saint Louis, Mo., July 14, 1864.

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IV. That portion of the Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry now at Benton Barracks will be moved with the least possible delay by steam-boat to Glasgow, Mo., and report thence for orders to Brigadier-General Fisk, commanding District of North Missouri. The commanding officer of the battalion will make immediate requisitions on Colonel Parsons, chief of transportation, for the necessary transportation.

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By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General.