HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CENTRAL MISSOURI,
Warrensburg, Mo., April 12, 1865.
Lieutenant T. W. PHILLIPS,
Commanding Company A, Consolidated Detach., Seventh Cavalry:
SIR: The commanding general directs that you immediately move with all your available men in pursuit of a band of twenty or twenty-five guerrillas, seen in the direction of Tabo and Davis Creeks, and scour the country well in the direction of Marshall. A detachment of the Fourth Cavalry left Sedalia yesterday morning, going north toward Marshall in pursuit of the same band. you will take five days' field rations. The general commanding directs that the houses of all persons harboring or feeding guerrillas be burned whenever you have positive proof to that effect.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. G. LAURANT,
CASSVILLE, April 12, 1865.
I have just received reliable information that Cooper is on White River with from 100 to 150 men. He is to meet all of his forces on White River to-morrow, 13th instant, some twelve miles east of Elkhorn. He says his intention is to break up the colonies and capture the supply trains. He has been recruiting on King's River, and expects to muster 200 men, as he states.
J. M. MOORE,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,
Springfield, Mo., April 12, 1865.
Major J. M. MOORE,
Commanding, Cassville, Mo.:
Telegram of this date is received. you will communicate its contents to Colonel Harrison, Firs Arkansas Cavalry, at Fayetteville, at once, and arrange with him to attack this force to-morrow and if possible capture it. You will co-operate with Colonel Harrison with such force as you can spare for this purpose. Spare no effort to defeat or capture this force.
JOHN B. SANBORN,
HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH MISSOURI, Numbers 74. Macon, Mo., April 12, 1865.
1. The commanding officers of Companies A and B, Third Cavalry Missouri State Militia, will proceed forthwith with their commands to Kansas City, Mo., and report to Colonel Chester Harding, Jr., for duty.
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By order of Brigadier General Clinton B. Fisk:
W. T. CLARKE,
First Lieutenant, Aide-de-Camp, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General