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one major, four captains, and six lieutenants. I was also instructed to establish brigade headquarters at Versailles. I have 150 horses to shoe before the entire command can move. I have ordered Major Milks and four companies to Versailles. They left this place this morning. Please answer this communication and direct such disposition of the five companies as you may desire. I will remain at this place until further orders.

J. J. GRAVELY,

Lieutenant-Colonel Fourteenth Missouri Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, May 8, 1865.

Brigadier-General SANBORN:

You must get your troops into a position that will strike those bands working north. Some five bands have reached Central Missouri; sacked two towns and murdered several citizens, and the first knowledge we get of them is their appearance on the Pacific after traversing the entire State of Missouri. Put every mounted man you have to work. I have ordered six companies on the Osage from Rolla.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, May 8, 1865.

Captain CLARK,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Governor Fletcher reports that twelve bushwhackers crossed the river near Jefferson City last night, and twenty-two crossed below Jefferson City into Callaway County night before last. You must get troops after them.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

LEAVENWORTH, May 8, 1865. (Received 10. 30 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

I respectfully call you attention to my written application for arms to protect Government trains from Indians on route No. 2 over the plains. Indian depredations have recommenced, and arms wanted immediately.

ANDREW STUART.

MACON, May [8], 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Sturgeon, Mo.:

Send a scout of from fifty to seventy men down through Boone into Callaway. General Dodge transmits me information of the crossing of thirty whackers below Jefferson City on the night of the 7th instant, and directs the immediate pursuit of them.

By order of General Fisk:

W. T. CLARKE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.