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attacked by a large body of men. After fighting over an hour they backed down, with the loss of Lieutenant John Vieh, Company G, Third Enrolled Missouri Militia, and one man wounded. The stores and boat are all safe.

C. D. WOLFF,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Warrensburg, Mo., October 27, 1864-10.35 p. m.

Lieutenant LAW,

Quartermaster First Division, Sixteenth Army Corps:

The general commanding directs that you take the train containing 100,000 rations, ordered to start at midnight, to Harrisonville, and turn them over to Major-General Smith's command. None are to be sent to West Point as was previously ordered.

FRANK S. BOND,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

In the Field, Warrensburg, Mo., October 27, 1864.

Major General A. J. SMITH, Commanding, &c., Harrisonville:

Lieutenant Law, quartermaster First Division, Sixteenth Army Corps, has been ordered to take you 100,000 rations. This may be more than you will require, but General Pleasonton, with two brigades and 2,000 prisoners, will leave Fort Scott to-morrow morning for this place, via Harrisonville, and will need some of them. Pleasonton reports that he has whipped Price, captured Marmaduke and Cabell, 4 colonels, and 2,000 men and 10 pieces of artillery, and has compelled him to burn 200 wagons and blow up his ammunition train. General Pleasonton has been ordered here with two of his brigades and the prisoners and captured property.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

WARRENSBURG, October 27, 1864.

Major-General PLEASONTON,

Commanding Cavalry Division, Fort Scott:

Send Generals Sanborn and McNeil to the headquarters of their respective districts - the first to Springfield and the second to Rolla. Provisions will be sent to West Point, starting from here to-night at 12 m. After getting supplies for your command, employ as many wagons as you can and send your wounded to Kansas City. Then bring you two brigades to this point with your prisoners and captured artillery.

JOHN V. DU BOIS,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.

WARRENSBURG, MO., October 27, 1864.

Major-General PLEASONTON, Fort Scott:

Have Sanborn and McNeil enough provisions?

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.