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WARRENSBURG, August 8, 1864.

Major O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The following just received by telegraph:

ARROW ROCK, August 8, 1864.

Captain J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

We had two skirmishes yesterday; killed 3, wounded several; 2 horses killed, 3 captured. A number of small squads of guerrillas here. Terrible panic in the county and full of wild rumors. Our casualties none so far.

B. F. LAZEAR,

Lieutenant-Colonel First Cavalry Missouri State Militia.

A. PLEASONTON,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF CENTRAL MISSOURI, Numbers 167.

Warrensburg, Mo., August 8, 1864.

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5. Lieutenant Colonel B. F. Lazear, First Cavalry Missouri State Militia, is hereby assigned to the command of the Second Sub-District, with headquarters in the field, until further orders. Lieutenant-Colonel Lazear will direct Captain Burris to move with his company to Lexington and assume command of that station, and if necessary Colonel Lazear will order one other company from Lexington into the field.

By order of Major-General Pleasonton:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WARRENSBURG, MO., August 8, 1864.

Captain J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Rebels still believed to be north of Chapel Hill yesterday. Boonville probably the objective point. It is rumored that 180 have just come in from the south, and that their force number 500 men.

JAS. McFERRAN,

Colonel, &c.

KANSAS CITY, MO., August 8, 1864.

Captain JAMES H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Warrensburg:

I shall start for Independence in the morning, and locate the camp at the crossing of the Blue on Pleasant Hill and Independence road.

JAS. H. FORD,

Colonel, Commanding Fourth Sub-District.

SPRINGFIELD, MO., August 8, 1864.

Major O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Regiment of twelve-months' men cannot be raised here for some time, but some companies can be raised for twelve months and others for six.