War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0364 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS- MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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MACON, MO., July 23, 1864.

Colonel O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant- General:

They are fighting at Allen. I have sent 100 men to re- enforce the militia. Operator says rebel re- enforcements just coming, but will hold out.

E. C. CATHERWOOD,

Colonel, Commanding.

MACON, July 23, 1864.

General FISK:

Just arrived. Will leave in one hour for Cameron. Have you anything late!

E. C. CATHERWOOD,

Colonel Sixth Cavalry Missouri State Militia.

SAINT JOSEPH, July 23, 1864.

Colonel E. C. CATHERWOOD,

Macon, Mo.:

I have nothing new this morning. I need you much, colonel. Take the passenger train yourself and hurry forward to me to- night. Let the command stop at Cameron and retain their railway transportation until you return to them. They will not debark until ordered.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.

MACON, July 23, 1864.

General FISK:

I am delayed. Fighting at Allen. Will be up to- night.

E. C. CATHERWOOD,

Colonel, Commanding.

SAINT JOSEPH, July 23, 1864.

C. E. PACKARD,

Cameron, Mo.:

Do you hear anything from the enemy, or our force after them! Major Cox fought and whipped them near Camden Point last night, losing 1 man killed, 3 wounded. The major mustered out seven.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.

SAINT JOSEPH, July 23, 1864.

C. E. PACKARD,

Cameron, Mo.:

Captain Brown will remain at Cameron until the arrival of Colonel Catherwood's command, and join in his column. The Sixth Missouri State Militia boys will be with you before morning.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.