War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0040 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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He is apprehensive of a force reported to be marching down on his from the north side of the river. Please advise with him in relation to the defense of that town.

H. HANNAHS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,

Saint Louis, MO., October 17, 1864.

Brigadier-General PIKE,

Washington:

The general commanding directs me to inform you that Lieutenant Colonel George Klinge, commanding Hermann, has been ordered by telegraph to report to you.

H. HANNAHS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,

Saint Louis, Mo., October 17, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel GEORGE KLINGE,

Commanding Post, Hermann, MO.:

If you shall have good reason to believe your post is in danger call on Brigadier-General Pike, at Washington, who is instructed to furnish you such help as he thinks you need. I do not regard it as probable that Bill Anderson will cross the river, and am quite sure he has no artillery.

THOMAS EWING, JR.,

Brigadier-General.

LA MINE BRIDGE, October 17, 1864.

General ROSECRANS:

I have just received a report from General Sanborn and have sent a special courier to bring him back to this side of Blackwater to watch Price. I have one brigade at Sedalia; the remainder of my command is at this point. I will not move until more is known of Price. An officer of General Sanborn's command reports a small rebel cavalry force marching on California, &c. I have a regiment at Tipton and a cavalry brigade is at California.

A. J. SMITH,

Major-General.

JEFFERSON CITY, October 17, 1864-8.30 a.m.

Major General A. J. SMITH:

Dispatch this a.m. received. Lambert left Boonville yesterday and arrived here last night. The general impression was that Price had gone to Lexington and that a portion of his force, with artillery, had captured Glasgow day before yesterday. Winslow's Second Brigade will reach California to-night. Pleasonton goes out this a.m. Your orders to Sanborn approved. It would be well to push a reconnaissance. to Marshall. La Mine is not fordable for the first twelve