War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0410 Chapter LX. LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

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MACON, May 11, 1865-4. 40 p. m.

Major-General DODGE,

Saint Louis:

Burt Jackson, of Howard County, recently from Price's army, reports that he crossed the trail of a party of bushwhackers, reported 300 strong, bound for North Missouri, through Lafayette County. He also states that Clement, who was Bill Anderson's scalper and head devil last summer, is on his way from Arkansas with seventy men for North Missouri.

W. T. CLARKE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, May 11, 1865.

Captain CLARKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

A force of guerrillas demanded surrender of Lexington to-day; said to be 200 strong. They no doubt intend to cross the river. We have the boats all secured. Warn all your troops along the river to be on watch for them.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, May 11, 1865.

Captain W. T. CLARKE:

Get the local companies after the gangs. Notify the forces along the line of march and tell the citizens to follow them up.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

GALSGOW, May 11, 1865.

Brigadier-General PRATT:

Burt Jackson, of this county, recently from Price's army, reports that he crossed the trail of a band of bushwhackers reported at 300 coming in the direction of Lafayette County. Thinks they are coming to North Missouri. Also states that Clement, who was Bill Anderson's chief devil last summer, has some sixty or seventy men, and is on his way north.

A. F. DENNY,

Colonel.

MACON, May 11, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICERS,

Sturgeon and Mexico:

Reliable information is received that Jim Porter with twenty-two men is making his way toward Mexico or Centralia. Intercept him and kill the party if possible.

By order of General Fisk:

W. T. CLARKE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.