as estimated from the reliable information obtained at their headquarters. This statement will be as minute as possible, giving strength of infantry, cavalry and artillery and setting forth corps, divisions brigades, and regiments, with their computed numbers and the full names of commanding officers.
By order of Major-General Rosecrans:
WARRENSBURG, MO., August 5, 1864
Major General W. S. ROSECRANS:
Colonel Ford telegraphs that Thrailkill and Taylor, with about fifty men, crossed to south side of the river, near Missouri City, last night. They crossed in small boats and swam their horses. Other bands are reported crossing every night below Liberty Landing; also near Waverly. Lieutenant-Colonel Lazear, with eight companies of the First Missouri State Militia [Cavalry] moved from La Fayette into Saline County yesterday, 4th instant. This force is in field after guerrillas.
SAINT LOUIS, MO., August 5, 1864.
General Fisk telegraphs this morning that his troops forced a guerrilla band of nearly 200 across the river near Missouri City day before yesterday.
O. D. GREENE,
BOONVILLE, MO., August 5, 1864
Commanding Department of the Missouri:
Large rebel force in Saline; menace Boonville. Archives of U. S. land office of entire State concentrated here, and loss of them would be incalculable; papers and records could not be duplicated. Force here efficient, but very small and inadequate. Will not adequate force be sent here to destroy rebel force in Saline, or shall we remove land offices? We have advised General Pleasonton, but can obtain no
GEO. W. BOARDMAN,
JNO. S. McFARLAND,
Send the within to General Pleasonton for his information, and action if he deems it necessary, signing my name to dispatch.
O. D. GREENE