War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0258 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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SAINT JOSEPH, October 26, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel STARK:

About 500 rebs crossed the Hannibal and Saint Joseph Railroad at Bucklin on the 24th. It is thought to be their intention to cross somewhere in the neighborhood of Brunswick.

CRAIG,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Liberty, Mo., October 26, 1864.

Major RAINSFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: Between 200 and 300 of the enemy crossed the Missouri River near Missouri City night before last. Others crossed lower down the river. I captured and killed a portion of the rear guard. It is not necessary to send your troops any farther south.

L. C. PACE,

Major and Chief of Cavalry.

FORT SCOTT, October 26, 1864.

General DAVIES:

Fought Price on the Marais des Cygnes, Osage, Indian Creek and once on the open prairie, defeating him every time. Captured Major-General Marmaduke, Brigadier-General Cabell, several colonels, a quantity of small-arms, 9 pieces of artillery, 1 battle-flag, and 50 wagons. Will pursue. This night his whole army lay in lien of battle before our advance.

McKENNY,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

FORT SCOTT, October 26, 1864.

Major-General CURTIS,

Commanding, in the Field:

GENERAL: I have the honor to state that I have all prisoners of war, including General Marmaduke and Cabell, under my immediate control, and every arrangement to march the same to Fort Leavenworth, and am now ordered by Major-General Pleasonton to hold on until he hears from you. I am obliged to obey my last order. General Pleasonton wants control of the two general prisoners, and says that Major-General Rosecrans will be here to-day, and will control the whole matter. Had I not better be furnished with written orders in such shape as will permit me to move to-day, or had I not better leave the general prisoners and march with the balance as you desire? General Pleasonton cares for only the general prisoners. I await the orders of the general commanding.

J. C. W. HALL,

Captain and Assistant Provost-Marshal.