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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., October 23, 1864.

Major COSGROVE,

Lebanon:

Price is reported moving south on the Kansas border. Lebanon is in no danger. I am ordered to send out all the cavalry. Can't you relieve my escort with train and turn them back? Answer at once.

J. D. BRUTSCHE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

P. S.-What has become of Captain Herndon and his men?

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., October 23, 1864.

Major MELTON,

Cassville:

Read dispatch* to Major Burch and send same to him by courier at once. No news, except General Rosecrans' headquarter are Lexington. Hurry Lieutenant Baze.

J. D. BRUTSCHE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., October 23, 1864.

Major BURCH,

Eight Missouri State Militia, Commanding, Neosho:

Price is probably moving south on the Kansas border. Keep out scouts and guard against surprise. Keep these headquarters fully advised.

J. D. BRUTSCHE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

LA MINE BRIDGE, October 23, 1864.

Colonel J. V. DU BOIS,

Chief of Staff, in the Field:

The ammunition train has reached Warrensburg safely. One hundred thousand rations are there also.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.

LA MINE BRIDGE, October 23, 1864.

Major FOSTER,

Warrensburg:

Keep well on the alert. See that the trains are well parked and every man vigilant. Colonel Moore's command will reach you to-morrow.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.

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