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HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,

Saint Louis, Mo., October 31, 1864.

Colonel BONNEVILLE,

Benton Barracks:

Direct the Sixth missouri Cavalry to march to Warrenton, Mo., where the remainder of the battalion will be to-morrow.

By order of Brigadier-General Ewing:

H. HANNAHS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT,

Saint Louis, Mo., October 31, 1864.

Brigadier-General PIKE,

Franklin:

Major Montgomery has all along had orders to follow the rebels as long as there is a fair chance of catching them.

THOMAS EWING, JR.,

Brigadier-General.

FRANKLIN, MO., October 31, 1864.

Brigadier-General EWING:

The force of rebels mentioned in my last dispatch came down the hermann road, from near Warrenton to within ten miles of Hermann, and turned north toward Pendleton, North Missouri Railroad; said to be residents of that vicinity.

E. C. PIKE,

Brigadier-General.

PLEASANT HILL, October 31, 1864 - 9.30 a. m.

Major-General ROSECRANS:

I received your telegram at 12.30 this morning, and am somewhat delayed in making up trains. All will leave, however, in time to make their respective points indicated. Colonel Matthews has just arrived. I will bring forward the prisoners to Warrensburg. I will be short of rations to carry out your orders, having to leave 10,000 for Pleasonton's command. It is reported Pleasonton is going to Warrensburg. Shall I leave him the 10,000 rations? Please answer at once.

A. J. SMITH,

Major-General.

WARRENSBURG, MO., October 31, 1864.

Major General A. J. SMITH,

Pleasant Hill;

Take all the rations. We will supply Pleasonton of he wants it.

JOHN V. DU BOIS,

Colonel and Chief of Staff.