War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0019 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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There were about 200 rebels in the place; he had a running fight with scouting band on south shore, in which he had one man wounded and saw several rebels fall.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

(Same to Colonel Ford.)

WYANDOTTE, October 16, 1864.

Colonel FORD,

Independence:

I had report direct from Sedalia, telegraphed to Pleasant Hill yesterday. About 5,000 rebels had reached that point and a fight was going on. Have you any further news?

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

INDEPENDENCE, October 16, 1864.

Major C. S. CHARLOT:

Have heard nothing from Sedalia. Telegraph line between here and Pleasant Hill will be repaired to-day.

J. H. FORD,

Colonel, &c.

WYANDOTTE, October 16, 1864.

Colonel FORD,

Independence:

General Deitzler sends three regiments to-day to report to you. You will report by letter to General Deitzler at Shawnee Mission; also to these headquarters.

C. S. CHARLOT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WYANDOTTE, October 16, 1864.

Colonel FORD,

Independence:

Order Lieutenant-Colonel Walker to bring forward the remainder of the Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry. Have all your troops constantly provided with five days' cooked rations, and other rations convenient to draw from.

By order of Major-General Curtis:

C. S. CHARLOT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

INDEPENDENCE, October 16, 1864.

Major CHARLOT:

As I now have the Sixteenth Kansas with me, I should like to send Major Smith with 300 men into Lexington. You need have no fears as to their safety. They can feel their way and keep out of any trap. They would get some invaluable information. May I do it?

FORD,

Colonel, &c.