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LEBANON, [November] 4, 1864.

Captain W. T. KITTREDGE:

The detachment I left on Parker's Creek last night was fired on this morning by 100 rebels at Osage Ford. Lieutenant Keeling and Captain Turner were close on them. Two hundred and fifty rebels crossed the road this side of Niangua to-day. I have not got over fifty serviceable horses now at the post.

J. COSGROVE,

Major Eighth Missouri State Militia.

LEBANON, [November] 4, 1864.

Captain W. T. KITTREDGE:

The command I left on Parker's Creek fought the rebels this morning on Elk Creek, in Wright County, and got whipped, losing 2 killed and 16 prisoners. I would suggest that no troops be ordered from here, as the rebs are crossing at the rate of 200 per day between here and Niangua.

J. COSGROVE,

Major, Commanding Post.

FAYETTEVILLE, ARK., November 4, 1864-12 m.

Major-General HALLECK,

Washington, D. C.:

Price's forces attacked and shelled this place, but retreated at the approach of my command. Colonel Harrison reports his loss as trifling. Colonel Harrison will join me in pursuit, as you direct. The enemy lost several, including one officer. The enemy had divided, but seems to aim at a crossing of the Arkansas above Fort Smith.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIST. OF THE UPPER ARKANSAS, No. 13. Fort Riley, Kans., November 4, 1864.

I. Major E. W. Wynkoop, First Cavalry of Colorado, is hereby relieved from the command of Fort Lyon, Colo. Terr., and is ordered to report without delay to headquarters District of the Upper Arkansas, for orders.

II. Major Scott J. Anthony, First Cavalry of Colorado, will proceed to Fort Lyon, Colo. Terr., and assume command of that post, and report in regard to matters as stated in Special Orders, No. 4, paragraph VII, from these headquarters, dated Fort Riley, October 17, 1864.

By order of Major Henning:

A. HELLIWELL,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE NORTHWEST,

Milwaukee, Wis., November 4, 1864.

Honorable J. T. LEWIS,

Governor of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.:

GOVERNOR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 29th ultimo in relation to a treasonable organization of eighty-five men in Shullsburg, La Fayette County, in this State, and to

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