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WARRENSBURG, April 6, 1865.

Major G. W. KELLY,

Sedalia:

Seven well-armed bushwhackers were at 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon nine miles southeast of Knobnoster. They are undoubtedly making for Cole Camp. Can't you send twelve or fifteen men after men?

C. G. LAURANT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MEXICO, April 6, 1865.

Brigadier-General FISK:

Lieutenant McIlwrath, Company D, Ninth Cavalry Missouri State Militia, reports that a scout sent out by him on the night of the 3rd on the morning of the 4th ran into their camp, when the guerrillas, being warned by the noise of their own horses, escaped in the brush, leaving as trophies one shotgun, one carbine, two revolvers, four horses and equipments, boots, coats, &c.

DAN. M. DRAPER,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Louis, April 6, 1865-2. 45 p. m.

Major-General BLUNT,

Paola:

Order Fifteenth Kansas to report to Major-General Reynolds at Little Rock, marching overland via Fort Smith. The balance of Third Wisconsin is on way to replace them. The horses being brought serve to mount Third Wisconsin.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

FORT SCOTT, April 6, 1865-7. 10 p. m.

Major-General DODGE:

Shall I send away the Fifteenth Kansas before the arrival of the Third Wisconsin? If I do it will leave me destitute of troops to protect the border. The Wisconsin infantry have not yet reported in my district.

JAS. G. BLUNT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Louis, April 6, 1865-8 a. m.

Colonel PORTER,

Chief Quartermaster, Fort Leavenworth:

General Connor reports that forage is consumed at Julesburg and Fort Laramie as fast as it arrives; that no supplies are ahead.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.