War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0165 Chapter LX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, April 23, 1865-2. 15 p. m.

Colonel MORRILL,

Rolla:

You must keep all mounted men in your command active after those bands of guerrillas. Keep them in the brush and on the move, so they will not know at what point to avoid them.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

(Same to General Sanborn, Springfield.)

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF ROLLA,

Rolla, Mo., April 23, 1865.

Major TURLEY,

Waynesville:

Have you heard anything more of the rebels? What direction have they taken? You must keep all mounted men in your command active after these bands of guerrillas. Keep them in the brush and on the move, so that they will not-know at what point to avoid them. How many men have you in excess of what is necessary for escort and for duty at post?

JOHN MORRILL,

Colonel Sixty-fourth Illinois.

HEADQUARTERS POST OF WAYNESVILLE,

Waynesville, Mo., April 23, 1865.

Colonel JOHN MORRILL,

Commanding District of Rolla:

SIR: The rebels are passing north in bands of from twenty-five to fifty every night, going either to Central District or North Missouri. They fired on the stage escort last night near California House. I have out scouts in that direction. Fifty passed some time last night.

JAMES M. TURLEY,

Major, Thirteenth Missouri Cavalry Volunteers.

WARRENSBURG, April 23, 1865.

Major J. W. BARNES,

Saint Louis:

Mark Stevenson crossed the Osage River Friday night with forty men at the mouth of the Big Gravois. Was moving north yesterday morning in the direction of High Point. Captain Bollinger, of Camden County Volunteer Missouri Militia, had a fight with them, but was defeated.

C. G. LAURANT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, April 23, 1865-2. 20 p. m.

Captain LAURANT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Warrensburg:

Endeavor to cut that band off. Get the local companies after them.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.