War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0324 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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WARRENSBURG, MO., May 5, 1865.

Major B. K. DAVIS,

Lexington, Mo.:

You will move all available forces down in the direction of Hickman Mills and Little Santa Fe. You are threatened by 150 organized guerrillas. You must organize and call into service all the militia that you can in the field out of Jackson County.

By order of Colonel Harding, commanding district:


Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

BOONEVILLE, May 5,1 865.

Colonel HARDING:

COLONEL: I have no consolidated reports on hand, but will rule and as soon as possible transmit. In the engagement at the island below town 3 guerrillas were killed and 2 wounded.


Captain, Commanding Post.

KANSAS CITY, MO., May 5, 1865.

Colonel HARDING:

Sergeant Pitcher, commanding, Hickman Mills, reported here this morning he cannot hold that place. He says that Captain Rider with forty bushwhackers are in that vicinity, and he believes that there are sixty bushwhackers around there that were driven away from Sni Hills. The citizens there will arm a small party to protect the train. Four robberies have been committed in the last three days on the Santa Fe road. Sergeant Pitcher asks for re-enforcements. Can I order Captain Smith? What shall I do?


Captain, Commanding Post.

PLEASANT HILL, MO., May 5, 1865.

Colonel HARDING,


Lieutenant Johnson went out after ten bushwhackers this morning. We have not more than seven effective men for duty at present. Lieutenant Johnson will be back this [p. m.] I think. Bushwhackers killed a citizen and a discharged soldier three miles northwest from town and threatened several others.


Sergeant, Commanding Post.

MACON, May 5, 1865-9 a. m.

Major J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Three scouts, named John Goddard, Andrew and Thomas Higginbotham, killed four bushwhackers named Doc Hines, Bill Hines, Caleb Hines, and Harvey Rucker this morning at daylight fourteen miles