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6 guerrillas during the past week. Will leave Sturgeon to-night to strike the road leading from Huntsville to Fayette. My command is 244 enlisted men, with six officers, including myself.

A. BARTLETT,

Major, Commanding.

WESTON, July 30, 1864.

General FISK:

Bushwhackers in small squads are leaving this county in every direction, principally south. Your force will find none that I can learn of to fight.

JOHN TUNISON,

Major 138th Illinois Volunteers, Commanding.

SAINT JOSEPH, July 30, 1864.

Major TUNISON,

Weston:

My boys will thoroughly drag-net Platte County, and bring the villains to light,, and darkness, too, if they are there. Have you heard the rumor that Thornton's own men had killed him on Wednesday last near Second Creek, in Platte Country? Such is the report here, and the secesh believe it, and mourn his untimely end.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.

HANNIBAL, July 30, 1864.

General FISK:

I hear unofficially that General Douglass is at Mexico. Will you not now relieve me. I will do as you direct. Captain Lancaster, of Ralls, just writes that he has heard of two camps of bushwhackers, and started for them. He will have 100 men very soon. He says the county is aroused. I don't want to see any backing down from what has been done so far. If soothing policy is now adopted we shall be worse off than ever. Let us have a firm hand in pursuit of the right.

J. T. K. HAYWARD,

Colonel, Commanding.

SAINT JOSEPH, July 30, 1864.

Colonel J. T. K. HAYWARD,

Hannibal:

I must continue you on duty until I can organize the volunteer regiments in the northeast. You will specially act as military commander of a sub-district, composed of the counties of Ralls, Marion, Lewis, Clark, Scotland, Knox, and Shelby, to be styled the Sub-District of Hannibal. Your reports will pass through the headquarters of General

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