NOVEMBER 16, 1864-3.45 p. m.
Brigadier General S. MEREDITH, Commanding, Paducah, Ky.:
Has the detachment of the Sixteenth Army Corps arrived from Memphis, Tenn.? If so, how many troops? How are they armed, and what do they want to complete them for the field? Please answer.
A. J. SMITH,
PADUCAH, November 16, 1864-10.25 p. m.
Major General A. J. SMITH:
The following regiments of your command have arrived at this post: Twenty-fourth Missouri, Fortieth Missouri, Forty-forth Missouri, Tenth Kansas, Eighteenth U. C. Colorado Infantry, Batteries, I and M, Second Missouri. They are deficient of transportation and camp and garrison equipage.
HEADQUARTERS RIGHT WING, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Saint Louis, Mo., November 16, 1864-11 a. m.
Captain CHARLES W. TRACY,
Twenty-first Missouri Infty., Commanding Detach., Saint Charles, Mo.:
You will move the detachment under your command to Saint Louis by rail without delay. An officer will be at the depot with instructions on your arrival here. Telegraphed me when you leave.
A. J. SMITH,
WARRENSBURG, November 16, 1864-2 p. m.
Scouts all returned from Missouri River. They scoured the country through Greenton Valley, La Fayette County, and swept the Missouri River from Wellington to Sibley; thence through Snibar Hills down Blackwater. No guerrillas found. The report of large numbers being at Wellington unfounded. A small squad swam river at Camden and seventeen crossed in flat-boats at Sibley few days since. Scout destroyed boat. There is saw-mill just above Sibley on north side river, where skiffs, boats, &c., are made. It should be looked after. There are about thirty-five guerrillas in Snibar Hills and Greenton Valley. Will entrap them if possible. Guerrillas bands going south. Sixty let Snibar Hills recently. District generally very quiet.
JNO. F. PHILIPS,
Colonel, Commanding District.
WARRENSBURG, November 16, 1864.
Major G. W. KELLY, Sedalia:
Steamer Hattie May is arrived from Glasgow to Jefferson City and Lexington. A gang of guerrillas are reported in vicinity of Arrow Rock. Send scout of fully forty men to Arrow Rock immediately. Instruct the officers to guard the passage of steamers.
By order, &c.:
J. H. STEGER,