War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0574 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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SPRINGFIELD, MO., August 5, 1864.

Major O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The operator at Fayetteville telegraphs to Colonel Harrison, now here, that Generals Cooper, Gano, and Stand Watie had attacked our troops at Fort Smith on last Tuesday, and continued it for three days, with 6,000 men and twelve pieces of artillery and that our losses are 120 killed, 112 wounded, and 119 prisoners from the Sixth Kansas, and some money and stock, and that the enemy is now posted so as to cut off re-enforcements from Fort Gibson and Little Rock. This information is from citizens that got through to Fayetteville to-day.

JOHN B. SANBORN,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., August 5, 1864

Lieutenant-Colonel CAMERON,

Commanding at Cassville:

I have no information that requires any other movement of troops. I have but little confidence in the information from Newtonia. You will order such scouts as you deem proper. The force at White River should not be permanently weakened at present.

JOHN B. SANBORN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., August 5, 1864.

General FISK,

Saint Joseph, Mo.:

The guerrillas you have caught should be brought to trial as speedily as circumstances will permit.

O. D. GREENE.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SAINT LOUIS, MO., August 5, 1864.

Brigadier-General FISK,

Saint Joseph, Mo.:

When did you assume command of the District of North Missouri? By order of Major-General Rosecrans:

FRANK ENO.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SAINT JOSEPH, August 5, 1864.

Captain FRANK ENO.,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Saint Louis:

I assumed command of District of North Missouri April 6, 1864.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.