War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0166 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,

Springfield, April 23, 1865.

Major-General DODGE,

Commanding Department of the Missouri, Saint Louis:

Your dispatch is received. I shall do everything in my power with the troops under my command to prevent any bands of guerrillas getting through the district. The citizens here also seem to do all they can to destroy and cause the destruction of these bands. I am very much in need of horse equipments. My ordnance officer made a requisition for 500 sets by telegraph some days since, and I hope they will be received soon.

JOHN B. SANBORN,

Brevet Major-General.

[APRIL 23 1865. -For Sanborn to Barnes, reporting skirmish near the mouth of the Big Gravois, Mo., see Part I, p. 197.]

LEBANON, MO., April 23, 1865.

Captain KITTREDGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Scouts have just come in and report, that Major Small overtook and killed ten guerrillas, including Captain Rountree and Martin, at the Osage River, near Gravois. I will dispatch again this evening.

J. A. GIDEON,

Post Adjutant.

LEBANON, MO., April 23, 1865.

Captain KITTREDGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Major Small has just returned. He caught up with the rebels at the Osage and killed and captured 15 horses, with some 10 or 15 stand of arms. The captain's name was Martin. He was killed. Major Small lost none. I will send you a full detail of the fight by mail, as it is too long to telegraph. *

J. A. GIDEON,

Post Adjutant.

GLASGOW, April 23, 1865.

Major-General DODGE:

I find matters in very good shape in this section. The Governor is arousing the people to unity of action. I shall go with him to Fayette to-morrow and Huntsville on Tuesday. Saline seems to be more disturbed than any others county about here.

CLINTON B. FISK

Brigadier-General.,

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* For report of Major John Small, see Part I, p. 197.

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