HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI,
Springfield, Mo., May 20, 1865.
Major General G. M. DODGE,
Commanding Department of the Missouri, Saint Louis, Mo.:
I was in error in my dispatch of this morning in relation to the number of recruits of the Missouri State Militia who are to be mustered out under the order of the Secretary of War. Upon a more careful examination I find that but 136 recruits of the Eighth Cavalry Missouri State Militia are to be mustered out, the terms of the indorsement applying only to the men who signed the application.
JOHN B. SANBORN,
LEBANON, May 20, 1865.
Early yesterday morning was the last I have heard of the band and Kelly. They were on Mack's Creek, about eighteen miles from here. Kelly was about one hour behind them. The rebels are among the hills. They scatter and collect in an entire different direction, thus evading the pursuit of Kelly. I have learned nothing later from Kelly than early yesterday morning. Kelly is still pursuing them. Captain Rubey left here this morning with the escort accompanying the paymaster.
LEBANON, MO., May 20, 1865.
My men are nearly all out scouting, and I think it absolutely necessary to have forty mounted men sent me. Kelly and the scouting parties will likely be gone for some time.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,
May 20, 1865-10. 15 a. m.
Colonel Livingston reports that a detachment of Third U. S. Volunteers, with their train, was captured and killed by Indians between Elm Creek and Blue Station. The men were without arms. they should not be sent out unarmed. Who sent them that way/
G. M. DODGE,
FORT SCOTT, May 20, 1865. (Received 21st.)
Henry Taylor has agreed to the terms of surrender, and has given his own parole, and is not engaged in making out the necessary rolls for the surrender of his entire command. Lieutenant-Colonel Vittum, Third Wisconsin Cavalry, is the officer designated by me to receive the