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WARRENSBURG, November 12, 1864.

Major A. W. MULLINS,

Commanding, Pleasant Hill:

Large parties of guerrillas reported to be crossing the Missouri River into La Fayette County. Look out for them toward Snibar Hills. Keep me posted.

JNO. F. PHILIPS,

Colonel, Commanding.

WARRENSBURG, MO., November 12, 1864.

Colonel A. W. MULLINS,

Pleasant Hill:

Major Neill, with detachment of the First and Seventh Missouri State Militia, will move from this post this afternoon toward Wellington, thence west along the river to Sibley, and thence south into the Sni Hill country. You will move toward morning, 13th instant, with the available force of your battalion (leaving the Third Missouri State Militia at Pleasant Hill), via Lone Jack, to Stony Point, and co-operate with Major Neill in his effort to drive out the bands of guerrillas said to be infesting the Sni Hills.

By order of Colonel John F. Philips:

J. H. STEGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WARRENSBURG, MO., November 12, 1864.

Major G. W. KELLY,

Commanding, Sedalia, Mo.:

Large parties of guerrillas reported crossing river in La Fayette County, going south. Have sent heavy scouts from here toward river. You will send 100 men into northwestern part of Saline County, with four days' rations, with instructions to hunt diligently for and destroy these bands.

JNO. F. PHILIPS,

Colonel, Commanding.

WARRENSBURG, MO., November 12, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Lexington:

I have ordered 350 cavalry to move from here and Sedalia into La Fayette County and northwest part of Saline County to look after guerrillas.

JNO. F. PHILIPS,

Colonel, Commanding District.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, Mo., November 12, 1864.

Major-General ROSECRANS,

Commanding Department of the Missouri, Saint Louis:

I have requested General Holland to relieve all the militia from active service except those organized and called into service under General Order 107. Subsistence trains have commenced arriving. All large