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for rations. Will move immediately with infantry and cavalry from here on their arrival, carrying rations in haversacks. With force at my command I am confident that in ten days I will drive and scatter their forces. Some I learn are now disbanding and trying to save themselves by flight.

J. B. DOUGLASS,

Brigadier-General.

HANNIBAL, November 14, 1864.

Brigadier-General FISK:

Colonel Howland, of Sixty-ninth Enrolled Missouri Militia, is here to-day, having failed to receive Colonel Hayward's orders of the 10th to hurry forward men to Macon. He returned at once. Colonel Graham telegraphs he will have sixty mounted men at Macon do-day. Several scouting parties out after straggling guerrillas. Captain Thatcher killed the leader of one band, Jack Young, and we have one of his men here, who has confessed. Are after the balance of the gang. No news of importance.

T. D. PRICE,

Major.

GLASGOW, November 14, 1864.

Brigadier-General FISK:

We are having comparative quiet. Guerrillas are leaving. Have sent the Forty-fifth on a scout and to report and answer your orders at Macon. I think there is no further need of them here. Are we to remain here? We have shown a clean record for this county.

E. A. KUTZNER,

Colonel.

SAINT LOUIS, November 14, 1864.

Major-General CURTIS:

Please give me all the news you have. Also let me know when my troops can be spared to return.

W. S. ROSECRANS,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, November 14, 1864-11.30 p. m.

Major-General ROSECRANS, Saint Louis, Mo.:

General Curtis has not yet returned. Have not heard from him since he left Newtonia.

JOHN WILLANS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF UPPER ARKANSAS,

Fort Riley, Kans., November 14, 1864.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington, D. C.:

SIR: I have the honor to inform you that this post is the headquarters of the District of Upper Arkansas, embracing the territory from