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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., October 27, 1864.

Major MELTON,

Cassville:

Colonel Cameron will detachment has gone on a scout. Send dispatch to Major Burch at once. Hold your command in readiness to march at a moment's notice. Use every exertion to keep up the telegraph line.

J. D. BRUTSCHE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., October 27, 1864.

Major MELTON,

Cassville:

Price is moving south. Hold yourself in readiness to move.

J. D. BRUTSCHE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., October 27, 1864.

Major MELTON,

Cassville:

Move with your command at once by forced marches to Mount Vernon. I leave for that place this afternoon. Send operator with instruction to Springfield.

J. D. BRUTSCHE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., October 27, 1864.

Major MELTON,

Cassville:

Read dispatch to Colonel Harrison;* send it at once to Fayetteville by courier.

By order of Brigadier-General Sanborn:

J. D. BRUTSCHE,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., October 27, 1864.

Colonel HARRISON,

Fayetteville, Ark.:

The rebel army is moving rapidly south on the Harrisonville and Kansas City and Granby road and is likely to pass near Neosho. On the 24th our forces were near Little Santa Fe; Price ten miles south.

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