FORT LEAVENWORTH, July 14, 1864.
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,
(Copies to Brigadier-General McKean and Fisk, and editors of papers at Leavenworth.)
KANSAS CITY, July 14, 1864.
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.
INDEPENDENCE, MO,. July 14, 1864.
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?
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: