War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0188 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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river in this vicinity, I am here with some force resting for the night. Whipped at Camden Point, Thornton probably moved south. Ford followed. Can you do anything to bag the rebels if they attempt to cross below here?

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General

KANSAS CITY, MO., July 14, 1864.

Brigadier General E. B. BROWN,

Warrensburg:

Lieutenant Manville, commanding at Independence, reports that the stage was robbed three miles west of that place this morning; horses and mail taken. He has no men to send after the guerrillas. I have not heard from Houts' command yet. Where is he? No news from Ford yet.

HENRY SUESS,

Major, Commanding Post.

WARRENSBURG, July 14, 1864.

Major HENRY SUESS,

Kansas City:

Send a scout of fifty men east of Independence. Pursue the parties who robbed the stage who have probably gone into Kansas.

By order:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

KANSAS CITY, July 14, 1864.

(Received 5.30 p.m.)

Brigadier-General BROWN,

Warrensburg;

Captain Peak, who was sent out with fifty men, reports by messenger that he cannot cross the Blue, as the guerrillas sunk the ferry-boat this morning. I have sent him instructions to raise the boat at all events and proceed. Received the following:

FORT LEAVENWORTH, July 14, 1864.

Our troops had a fight at Camden Point last evening at 5 o'clock. Our troops killed 15 rebels, and are still in pursuit.

JOHN WILLANS.

HENRY SUESS,

Major, Commanding Post.

WARRENSBURG, July 14, 1864-5.35 p.m.

Major HENRY SUESS,

Kansas City:

Direct Captain Peak to swim his horses or cross at the upper ferry; by no means wait to raise the ferry.

E. B. BROWN,

Brigadier-General of Volunteers.