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.
Brigadier-General, Enrolled Missouri Militia.
SAINT LOUIS, October 18, 1864.
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.
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.
Brigadier-General, Enrolled Missouri Militia, Seventh District.
JEFFERSON CITY, October 18, 1864.
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,
HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE BORDER,
Camp Charlot, October 18, 1864.
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,
CHILLICOTHE, October 18, 1864.
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