War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0214 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

April 26, 1865.

Colonel HARDING,

Warrensburg:

The Fiftieth Wisconsin left Saint Louis this morning by boat, ordered to report to you. The telegram yesterday was correct.

J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, April 26, 1865 - 3. 50 p. m.

Colonel HARDING,

Warrensburg:

I hear many complaints of depredations of bushwhackers up near Longwood, Pettis County. What is the Pettis County local company doing? Are they armed? Cannot some of them be sent out in that portion of the county?

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

WARRENSBURG, April 26, 1865 - 5. 10 p. m.

Major J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I understand that there are no troops in the saint Joseph Sub-District. Lieutenant-Colonel Pinger, of my regiment, commands it. can he not be sent to Lexington to take command of the Fourth Sub-District?

CHESTER HARDING, JR.,

Colonel, &c.

LEXINGTON, MO., April 26, 1865.

Colonel HARDING:

Lieutenant Blain, Company A, Third Missouri State Militia, has reported and was sent to Dover on Sunday. Captain Le Clair, Company A, Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry, goes with forty men to Greenton to-day. Twenty-five of his men will join him after having scouted the Tabo country on Salt Pond road. Send me Bernard as soon as practicable.

B. K. DAVIS,

Major.

HDQRS. FOURTH SUB-DIST., CENTRAL DIST. OF MISSOURI,

Warrensburg, April 26, 1865.

Major B. K. DAVIS,

Commanding Fourth Sub-District:

MAJOR: You are doubtless aware that comparatively large bodies of returning rebels have come up to the east of Warrensburg into Moniteau, Cooper, and saline Counties, aiming to cross the river. Operations in Jackson, Cass, and Lafayette have deterred them from making their way to any considerable extent through those counties. But when they find that Saline and the adjacent counties are thoroughly