War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0290 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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WARRENSBURG, July 20, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER GLASGOW:

A band of 150 guerrillas passed nine miles south of Lexington on the night of the 18th, going into Saline,supposed to be Todd's.

By order:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KANSAS CITY, July 20, 1864.

Brigadier-General BROWN,

Warrensburg:

No artillery at this post. Only twenty-two men Seventh Cavalry Missouri State Militia present for duty. They have seventy head of horses of their regiment to take care of.

D. DALE,

Major Fourth Cavalry Missouri State Militia.

WARRENSBURG, July 20, 1864.

Major D. DALE,

Kansas, City:

Take with you, together with you own command, all men and horses of the Seventh Missouri State Militia. Move to and report your arrival at Lexington.

By order:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., July 20, 1864.

Colonel FORD:

I judge you have given up the pursuit of Thornton because he has gone so far away. Get the troops on the north side of the river in order so that you cant move in any direction. But make your presence felt while there.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CENTRAL MISSOURI, Warrensburg, Mo., July 20, 1864.

Major O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Saint Louis:

MAJOR: I have the honor to report for the information of the major-general commanding a brief summary of the operations in this district during the past fifty days, and its comparative condition with that of the past three years in the summer months.

The reports of the commanding officers of scouting parties and detachments of troops exhibit a commendable degree of activity and energy,with results as favorable as could be expected. Besides the ordinary guard and escort duties (which, in consequence of the extended territory,number of stations, and the long distance forage is being