War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0323 Chapter LX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, May 5, 1865.

Colonel HARDING:

It is reported that 150 rebels in arms passed north some twenty-five miles east of Fort Scott last night, going toward Missouri River. Be o the lookout for them.

J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JEFFERSON CITY, May 5, 1865.

Colonel HARDING,

Commanding:

I have the honor to report that four companies of the Fourteenth Missouri Volunteer Cavalry under my command arrived here this day en route to Versailles, Mo., where I proceed without delay to establish regimental headquarters, in pursuance with orders from headquarters Department of the Missouri. The strength of the battalion is 296 enlisted men, 345 horses.

H. B. MILKS,

Major, Fourteenth Missouri Cavalry.

WARRENSBURG, MO., May 5, 1865.

Captain SMITH,

Independence:

Scout down toward Hickman Mills and Little Santa Fe. Rider is said to be in there with about forty men. Re-enforcements have been sent to Hickman Mills.

C. HARDING, JR.,

Colonel, Commanding District.

WARRENSBURG, MO., May 5, 1865.

Major DAVIS,

Lexington:

Guerrillas are going into your sub-district. Keep all your cavalry in the saddle. I have ordered McGinnis to put his regiment in the field. Call out the Jackson County Militia through their commanding officer and put them on duty between the Blues and west of Big Blue.

C. HARDING, JR.,

Colonel.

WARRENSBURG, MO., May 5, 1865.

Major B. K. DAVIS,

Lexington:

Rider with about forty men is said to be in the region of Hickman Mills. I have ordered a re-enforcement from Pleasant Hill, and ordered Smith to scout down from Independence. Put all the cavalry you can spare into that region, with instructions to scout to Little Santa Fe and back toward Westport, as well as between the Blues.

C. HARDING, JR.,

Colonel.