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HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE BORDER, In the Field, Neosho, October 30, 1864 - 1 a. m.

Brigadier-General SANBORN, OR

Commanding OFFICER OF HIS BRIGADE,

In the Field:

SIR: Dispatches just received from Lieutenant-General Grant require me to continue the pursuit of Price to the Arkansas River. You will, therefore, proceed forthwith with your command to Cassville by the nearest and best route, reporting to me at that place. You will take with you all your transportation and all the supplies that you can collect.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE BORDER,

In the Field, Neosho, October 30, 1864.

Colonel PHILIPS,

Commanding Brigade, &c., in the Field:

SIR: Dispatches just received from Lieutenant-General Grant require me to continue the pursuit of Price to the Arkansas River. You will, therefore, proceed forthwith to Cassville by the nearest and best route, reporting to me with your command at that place. This countermands all orders received by you from Generals Rosecrans or Pleasonton concerning the retrograde movement.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE BORDER,

In the Field, Neosho, October 30, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel F. W. BENTEEN,

Commanding Fourth Brigade:

SIR: Dispatches received from Lieutenant-General Grant require me to continue the pursuit of Price to the Arkansas River. You will, therefore, proceed forthwith to Cassville by the nearest and best route, reporting to me with your command at that place. As long as horses can stand on their feet they must be considered fit for duty.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, October 30, 1864 - 9 p. m.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

Commanding Department of the Missouri, Saint Louis:

I arrived here to-night. My command is within ten miles. A battle was brought on by General Blunt, at Newtonia, Friday afternoon, in which the enemy gained advantages over him at first. I came up with