War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0868 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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DECEMBER 15, 1864.

Colonel FYAN:

SIR: We received information this morning that the rebels are making preparations to make a raid in Missouri with about 400 or 500. We want you to send us sufficient quantity of forces to meet them and prevent them from coming in our country. Send them in between here and White River on account of forage. I will send you the letter received, so there will be no mistake. Write to us where we will fall in with you. No more at present.

MOSES L. ALSUP,

Captain Company H, Forty-sixth [Missouri] Regiment.

[Inclosure.]

DOUGLAS COUNTY, MO., December 13, 1864.

Captain ALSUP:

I have been down in Tabert's Barren. I received information that Colonels Freeman and Tracy were going to make a raid in Missouri. Their strength I did not learn, only guessed at; but some allow they had about 300. Tracy was at Ben. Broke's Mill; Freeman was near Hookram; Schnable was about four miles above Buffalo City. We were within four miles of them with twenty-eight men. Schnable had about 10.

Your friend,

S. BIGGS.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH KANSAS, Numbers 165.

Fort Leavenworth, December 15, 1864.

Major Ketner, Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, will immediately proceed to Wyandotte, Kans., and assume command of the troops at that station, making his reports to these headquarters.

By order of Brigadier General T. A. Davies:

D. J. CRAIGIE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., December 15, 1864.

Major-General POPE,

Milwaukee:

GENERAL: I asked the Secretary yesterday, and he said the President had not yet decided upon the matter referred to in your note of the 12th. If orders are issued they will be immediately communicated.

Yours, truly,

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. COMPANY M, SECOND MINNESOTA CAV. VOLS.,

Princeton, Minn., December 15, 1864.

ASST. ADJT. General, DIST. OF MINN., DEPT. OF THE N. W.,

Saint Paul:

SIR: I have the honor to inform you that lat night Sergeant Hakes, of my company, whom I had detailed in charge of a guard and in-