War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0718 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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ing District of Southwest Missouri. The commanding officer post of Sedalia will furnish a cavalry escort of thirty-five men for the battery from Sedalia to Springfield. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

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By command of Major-General Rosecrans:


Assistant Adjutant-General.

GLASGOW, MO., August 15, 1864.

Major-General PLEASONTON,


I left an officer with sufficient force at Frankfort to make the assessment. Will report to you by mail in full as soon as completed. I have one officer and twenty men watching Miami, and two officers and sixty men up the Wakenda, on the north side of the river, where I heard of Anderson, with sixty-two men, going east. Anderson's gang killed Private James Warren, Company M, Seventh Missouri State Militia Cavalry, at Hill's Landing, on his return from Carrollton, where he had been sent. I leave for up-river and shall be at Lexington to-morrow.


Major and Chief of Cavalry.

(Copy sent Major-General Rosecrans.)

GLASGOW, MO., August 15, 1864-9 a. m.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

Anderson's guerrilla band crossed Rock Ford of Grand River, going east, with sixty-two men, yesterday at 5 p. m. There is no mounted force here to intercept them. Major Matlack, commanding post, informs me to intercept them. These guerrillas killed 1 of my messengers near Hill's Landing and 1 citizen yesterday morning.


Major and Chief of Cavalry, Dist. of Central Missouri, Commanding Steamer Fanny Odgen.

General FISK:

I send you above dispatch for you information.


Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS, POST, Jefferson City, Mo., August 15, 1864.

Captain J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Warrensburg, Mo.:

In compliance with the orders of the major-general commanding, dated August 14, 1864, I have assumed command of this post.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Colonel, Commanding Post.