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HEADQUARTERS KANSAS STATE MILITIA,

Fort Scott, Kans., October 23, 1864.

Major-General DEITZLER:

The enemy attacked my outposts at Marmiton last night. Marmiton is party burned. We lost 2 killed, 3 wounded, and 4 taken prisoners. Major Knowles among the killed.

JNO. B. SCOTT,

Brigadier-General, Kansas State Militia.

WESTPORT, MO., October 23, 1864-11 a. m.

Brigadier-General DAVIES,

Fort Leavenworth:

We have been fighting the enemy from their front since 7 o'clock Dispatches from Rosecrans and Pleasonton just received. They are fighting him on the other side and rear. This drives him almost due west. Everything goes on gloriously; my troops are doing splendidly; we are taking many prisoners. Pleasonton took two guns from their rear yesterday.

S. R. CURTIS.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, October 23, 1864.

Major-General CURTIS:

Good, general, for you and the brave boys. Give Price fits. All well here.

THOS. A. DAVIES,

Brigadier-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, October 23, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel FULLER,

Leavenworth City:

I have nothing further from General Curtis. The rebs are off, and I shall not proceed south to Olathe. Inform any cavalry that might have expected to go.

THOS. A. DAVIES,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, October 23, 1864.

Captain J. E. SMITH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Atchison:

Price in full retreat south; now almost opposite Paola, in Missouri. I shall send you to-morrow 250 stand of arms, with all you can gather up, for the emergency. No bodies of rebs reported in North Missouri at present.

THOS. A. DAVIES,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.