BROWNSVILLE, August 27, 1864--6 p. m.
Brigadier General C. C. ANDREWS,
The scout returned this morning, having been thirty miles south. The only information obtained was that parties of the enemy, from twenty-five to fifty strong, were hovering in that vicinity. Officers of Colonel Clark's command returning from Austin state that they were informed the prisoners were sent to Augusta.
Colonel Forty-third Illinois.
PINE BLUFF, ARK., August 27, 1864.
Captain C. H. DYER,
Assistant Adjutant General, District of Little Rock:
No news from the enemy to-day. Everything in front more than usually quiet.
SAINT LOUIS, MO., August 27, 1864.
Nothing of importance has occurred to require your personal attention. General Schenck is here. Will remain until Sunday evening.
J. P. DROUILLARD,
Captain and Aide-de-Camp.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, August 27, 1864.
It is rumored Shelby is moving into Missouri west of Black River. If so, he may throw a force toward Bloomfield to divert attention. Send scouts toward the Saint Francis south and west of you early to-morrow and keep me posted of any movements. Do not be surprised, and instruct the parties you send out to act cautiously.
H. M. HILLER,
MINERAL POINT, August 27, 1864.
The following was received by mail from Potosi, Mo., August 27, 1864:
Please telegraph to the city for a regiment of troops to be expressed immediately, as that place is threatened by the approach of a rebel force under Freeman and Shelby, numbering 6,000 strong, within fourteen miles of this place.
(A copy of same to Major Wilson at Pilot Knob.)