War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0089 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.--UNION.

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in that county. Bushwhackers plundered Ridgeley yesterday. I have no artillery. Out of small-arms, and you are ordering my most reliable troops away. Can I be re-enforced? Curtis cannot assist me with an enemy in his front. Do what you can, and quickly.

JAS. CRAIG,

Brigadier-General, Enrolled Missouri Militia.

SAINT LOUIS, October 18, 1864.

General CRAIG:

Have forwarded your dispatch to General Rosecrans in the field. Will re-enforce you and send you arms as soon as possible. Put the place in the best state of defense possible. Who is A. J. Harding, aide-de-camp? Won't you please sign the dispatches from Saint Joseph yourself? You understand the reason.

FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SAINT JOSEPH, October 18, 1864--2.45 p. m.

Captain FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Saint Louis:

I have in this district, all told, about 300 of Colonel Harding's twelve-months' U. S. Volunteers and two small companies Illinois troops, with such Enrolled Militia as I can arm; not a piece of ordnance. General Fisk is now ordering the U. S. troops to Jefferson City.

JAS. CRAIG,

Brigadier-General, Enrolled Missouri Militia, Seventh District.

JEFFERSON CITY, October 18, 1864.

Brigadier-General CRAIG:

Brigadier-General Fisk has gone up the river; will probably be back to-night. Concentrate your force at Saint Joseph; don't believe they will come there.

J. F. BENNETT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE BORDER,

Camp Charlot, October 18, 1864.

General CRAIG,

Saint Joseph:

A rebel gang under Chiles, Todd, and Anderson, 400 or 500 strong, crossed over to Missouri City Sunday and yesterday. I get this from Sheriff Long, of Clay County.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

CHILLICOTHE, October 18, 1864.

General CRAIG:

The surrender of Major Deagle is confirmed. His armed force about 250; the rebel force estimated by a good judge at 350 to 400. The surrender was unconditional and without firing a gun. The rebel force