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WASHINGTON, MO., October 24, 1864.

Brigadier-General EWING:

The bodies of Major Wilson and six men, captured at Ironton, have been found about fifteen miles southwest from this place on the old State road near Jeffrey's farm. Major Wilson was shot through the body several times. One of the bodies is supposed to be that of an artillery bugler, from the trimmings of his jacket. They were found by a man who was out gathering persimmons, who identified Major Wilson by papers found on his body. All documents found on these bodies are in the bands of Esquire Kleinbacker, of this county, and will be forwarded to you as soon as received here.

G. HARRY STONE,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,

Saint Louis, Mo., October 24, 1864.

Colonel GALE,

Franklin:

You will report to Brigadier-General Pike with your regiment for duty.

By order of Brigadier-General Ewing:

H. HANNAHS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Kansas City, Mo., October 24, 1864.

Colonel J. J. WOODS,

Commanding First Division, Sixteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs me to say that you will have your division in readiness and move at 6.30 a. m. to-morrow, 25th instant, taking the advance.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. HOUGH,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Kansas City, Mo., October 24, 1864.

Colonel WILLIAM T. SHAW,

Commanding Third Division, Sixteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs me to say that you will have your division in readiness and move to-morrow, 25th instant, at 7.30 a. m., in rear of First Division, taking charge of supply train.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. HOUGH,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.