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HOLDEN, August 7, 1864

Captain JAMES H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

All quiet. Just returned late last night from the Sni country. Believe from indications that the guerrillas are concentrating for another raid.

M. U. FOSTER,

Captain, Commanding.

HOLDEN, August 7, 1864.

Captain J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have just received per messenger the following from Major Kelly with request that it be forwarded to you by telegraph;

HDQRS. DETACHMENT FOURTH CAVALRY MISSOURI STATE MILITIA.

Chapel Hill, August 7, 1864.

Captain J. H. STEGER,

Warrensburg:

CAPTAIN; The guerrillas were in force north of here on 4th. Left to cross the river or make a raid east. I have sent a heavy scout to the river north. Will report when they return. All quiet in this vicinity.

M. U. FOSTER,

Captain, Commanding.

INDEPENDENCE, MO., August 7, 1864.

Captain J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Captain Moses, with 140 men, left here this morning at 3 o'clock to scout through the Snibar Hills, Texas and Round Prairies and La Fayette County line. Also sent scout and escort of fifty men to Hickman Mills. All quiet here at present.

JAS. H. FORD.

Colonel, Commanding.

HDQRS. DETACHMENT SECOND ARKANSAS CAVALRY.

Near Ozark, August 7, 1864.

Brigadier General J. B. SANBORN,

Commanding District of Southwest Missouri, Springfield, Mo.:

GENERAL; I have the honor to report that the scout ordered by you through Douglas County returned yesterday and reported all quiet in that country. They were absent four days; marched 110 miles without finding one rebel. The lieutenant in command reports an organization of Federals, home guards, who appear to be doing good service. I hear nothing reliable from Northern Arkansas. It is reported that about 700 rebels are camped on Rolling Prairie, but cannot vouch for its being correct or whose command it is. If you have no objections, would like to send a scout of about fifty well-mounted men down that direction.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN C. BAILEY,

Captain, Commanding Detachment Second Arkansas Cavalry.