War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0098 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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He reported and I gave him the following copy:

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF NORTH KANSAS, Numbers 125.

Fort Leavenworth, October 17, 1864.

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2. In compliance with orders from Major-General Curtis, commanding Department of Kansas, Colonel Tracy, commanding Ninth Kansas State Militia, will move his regiment to Wyandotte without delay and report to Major-General Curtis. The mounted portion of the regiment and train will march by land; the remainder will go by water. The quartermaster will furnish transportation.

By order of Brigadier-General Davies:

D. A. CRAIGIE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

On receipt of copy of last order he sent the note which I telegraphed this morning.

THOS. A. DAVIES,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE BORDER,

Camp Charlot, October 18, 1864.

Brigadier-General DAVIES,

Fort Leavenworth:

A force seen by Major Curtis near Richfield, or Missouri City, is Todd, Taylor, and others, 400 or 500 strong. They were still there on yesterday, threatening Liberty. They must be great cowards, as they went down to attack Sam's boat and took a scare on seeing his uniform, and did not even fire.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE BORDER,

Camp Charlot, October 18, 1864--4.10 p. m.

Brigadier-General DAVIES,

Fort Leavenworth:

My cavalry, under Major Smith, entered Lexington yesterday, driving out scattering rebels, killing 1 and wounding 2. Another scout, under Major Anderson, entered Warrensburg, finding no rebels. Price must be closing up. The Army of the Border is steadily closing up and moving forward.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

WARRENSBURG, October 18, 1864.

Major-General CURTIS:

Major Le Fever, of General Sanborn's force, arrived here this evening. He left Sanborn at Dunksburg, between Sedalia and Lexington. The enemy is supposed to be in force at Waverly. General Blunt went from Holden toward Lexington last night at 9 o'clock. General Smith was at Otterville on the 16th with 6,000 men.

EMORY S. FOSTER,

Major, Commanding Post.