War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0838 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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ordered to rendezvous at the points designated in paragraph I of that order, armed and equipped, by the 5th of September proximo. District commanders will furnish every facility in their power to further the execution of this order.

By command of Major-General Rosecrans:

O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General and Chief of Staff.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO., August 24, 1864.

Captain EWING,

Charleston, Mo.:

A forage train of six wagons was attacked by two guerrillas this evening some four miles from here, on Commence road, and one of the teamsters killed. Send out parties by daylight to-morrow morning and make thorough search for the parties.

H. M. HILLER,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, August 24, 1864.

Colonel WILLIAM MYERS,

Chief Quartermaster, Saint Louis, Mo.:

One driver was killed yesterday, two wagons burnt, one mile burnt and one shot, but both will recover. This comprises the damage to the hay train. I reported you last evening by telegraph.

SAMUEL HIPPLE,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,

Saint Louis, Mo., August 24, 1864.

Major JAMES WILSON,

Pilot Knob:

Have you sent a squad to Cadet Station? You will report to me all news as to guerrillas in your sub-district, and also as to steps which are being taken by you to keep them down. While the guerrillas are so troublesome, keep the garrison at Pilot Knob reduced as low as possible. Would it not be well also to reduce the force at Patterson to one company? How does the fort come on? Call on Colonel Fletcher for details to work on it, and push it along as rapidly as possible.

THOMAS EWING, JR.,

Brigadier-General.

KANSAS CITY, August 24, 1864.

(Received 25th.)

Major-General PLEASONTON:

Colonel Catherwood telegraphs here that 150 guerrillas had crossed two miles below Richfield. That is untrue; no force has crossed. I landed at that point at noon to-day. Guerrillas are very plenty in the