War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0440 Chapter LIII. LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

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MEXICO, July 28, 1864.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

I have moved my headquarters to this place by order of General Fisk. But twenty soldiers here and the town threatened with guerrillas constantly. I would like to have at least one company of soldiers. Can I have them?

J. B. DOUGLASS,

Brigadier-General.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., July 28, 1864.

General DOUGLASS,

Mexico, Mo.:

The general commanding is in receipt of reliable information that Perkins' band of guerrillas is in the vicinity of Glasgow, also Holtzclaw's band. The First Iowa Cavalry is en route to you, if not already arrived. There are now at Glasgow seventy-five dismounted men of the Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry. The general commanding is of the opinion that with the First Iowa and battalion of the Third Missouri State Militia in your section you can spare a force sufficient to drive off these bands from vicinity of Glasgow.

O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MEXICO, July 28, 1864.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

With the First Iowa Cavalry I can drive the rebels out of the country. I have lost track of Anderson since he was at Shelbina. If you have any knowledge of his locality please telegraph. I think he went north from Shelbina.

J. B. DOUGLASS,

Brigadier-General.

P. S.-Since the general wrote this he has got track of Anderson.

OPERATOR.

MEXICO, July 28, 1864.

General FISK:

Major Bartlett, Third Missouri State Militia, writes to me from the Perche Hills in Boone and Howard and requests that I report him to you. I ordered him to leave his wagons and sick in Columbia and take the field without transportation. Up to last night's reports he had killed two, and the balance were terror-stricken.

J. B. DOUGLASS,

Brigadier-General.

SAINT JOSEPH, July 28, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel CALDWELL,

Macon:

Your command will not move to Mexico until the other detachment comes in from scout and joins you. In the meantime move against the guerrillas in the direction of Keytesville. A large scout will move into