War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0360 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS- MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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SAINT LOUIS, MO., July 23, 1864.

Brigadier- General BROWN,

Warrensburg, Mo.:

Major- General Pleasonton and Captain C. Thomson, of his staff, started on this morning's train to relieve you. Please direct one of your aides to secure rooms for them.

Respectfully,

R. S. THOMS,

Captain and Aide- de- Camp.

WARRENSBURG, July 23, 1864.

Major General W. S. ROSECRANS:

Arrived here at 9 this p. m.

A. PLEASONTON,

Major- General.

LEXINGTON, July 23, 1864.

Captain J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant- General, Warrensburg:

Todd's guerrillas disbanded in squads of from fifteen to twenty- five yesterday at Hutchinson's farm. Thornton was seen three miles above at 12 m. yesterday. His band will probably attempt t cross between Napoleon and Sibley. Post Boy left at 3 p. m. Major Suess not arrived. Fanny Ogden should be above. Cavalry in pursuit.

JAS. McFERRAN,

Colonel, Commanding.

WARRENSBURG, July 23 1864.

Colonel JAMES McFERRAN,

Lexington, Mo.:

Use the Fanny Ogden or the first boat that arrives to send troops up the river and prevent Thornton's crossing. If he does, to watch out for Ford, who is in pursuit, and ferry him across. Keep heavy scouts in the west. Your scouts must keep together or within supporting distance of each other.

E. B. BROWN,

Brigadier- General of Volunteers.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIST. OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Numbers 196.

Springfield, Mo., July 23, 1864.

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II. Colonel J. J. Gravely, Eighth Missouri State Militia Cavalry, will in addition to his duties as commanding officer of the post of Springfield, Mo., remain in command of his regiment.

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By order of Brigadier- General Sanborn:

W. D. HUBBARD,

First Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant- General.