War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0268 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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WARRENSBURG, July 1864-9 p.m.

Colonel JAMES McFERRAN, Lexington:

Send sufficient force in pursuit of Todd. Colonel Hall has been informed of the movements.

By order:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WARRENSBURG, July 19, 1864.

Colonel JAMES McFERRAN, Lexington:

Captain Foster moved from Pleasant Hill this morning to attack Todd, who is reported south of Independence with a considerable force. You will at once send a heavy scout to the west, if you have not already done so, to co-operate with Major Dale,who will leave Kansas City to-morrow morning for Lexington on the Post Boy. Report his Arrival; also the arrival of Major Suess.

By order:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WARRENSBURG, July 19, 1864.

Colonel GEORGE H. HALL, Sedalia:

A band of 150 guerrillas, supposed to be Todd's, passed nine miles south of Lexington last night going east. Look out for them. A force from Lexington in pursuit.

By order:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Brigadier General E. B. BROWN,

Warrensburg, Mo.:

I arrived here at 1 a.m. Found no enemy on the river. Heard of 200 on north side,some three miles back, moving in the direction of Richmond, Ray County. Colonel Ford's men in pursuit. Met Major Suess twenty-five miles below here. He thought best not to change boats. He continued down and we up, his boat being light and having artillery,my boat being heavily laden. I have the men at this place. Boat has gone to Leavenworth to unload. Will be down to-morrow morning. I will then move down the river.

D. DALE,

Major Fourth Cavalry Missouri State Militia.

WARRENSBURG, July 19, 1864.

Major D. DALE, Kansas City:

On the return of the boat, move down the river, taking with you besides your present command the balance of the Seventh Missouri State Militia and the piece of artillery, co-operating with troops on both sides of the river as you may find it necessary to do. Todd is reported