War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0374 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS- MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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KANSAS CITY, July 24, 1864.

Colonel O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have just returned from scout in Northwest Missouri. I have followed the enemy for four days and nights. Left major Smith with 211 men on the trail of 130 guerrillas. He will probably be in Liberty tomorrow. Shall I keep my command over there, or bring them back!

General Brown has ordered them to recross the river.

JAS. H. FORD,

Colonel Second Colorado Cavalry.

KANSAS CITY, July 24, 1864.

Major S. S. CURTIS:

Can you tell me anything of whereabouts of Colonel Ford and his command! Nothing new here this morning. Rockets were seen on north side rive all night. Supposed to be sent up by bushwhackers. I have the Minnehaha tied up here.

J. S. CLEVELAND,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, July 24, 1864.

Lieutenant J. S. CLEVELAND,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Kansas City:

I have no new from Colonel Ford since what you sent me. I have nothing late from Fisk. Some small squads of rebels have been seen in Platte within a day or two.

S. S. CURTIS,

Major and Aide- de- Camp.

SAINT JOSEPH, July 24, 1864.

Colonel O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant- General:

Fearing serious trouble in the eastern portion of the district I shall at once withdraw Colonel Caldwell from the field and order him wit his Mexico, to cooperate with General Douglass.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.

SAINT JOSEPH, July 24, 1864.

Colonel O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

One- half of Lieutenant-Colonel Caldwell's command will leave Cameron this evening for Mexico. The other detachment will follow as soon a s I can withdraw them from the chase.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.

SAINT JOSEPH, July 24, 1864.

Colonel O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have heard of no collision between our forces and the guerrillas since my last dispatches. Thornton's Confederates, pressed on all sided, are