War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0546 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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orders to follow to the Missouri River. The guerrillas bands have been guilty of unheard of cruelties, murdering several soldiers, Union citizens, &c. Get troops after them, and if caught make short work of them.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

LEXINGTON, May 22, 1865-5. 30 p. m.

Major-General DODGE:

Dispatch about Lyon just received and attended to. Rider and his men have just come in and surrender.

CHESTER HARDING, JR.,

Colonel, &c.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

May 22, 1865-8. 45 p. m.

Colonel HARDING,

Warrensburg:

I need the Third Wisconsin at Fort Leavenworth immediately. If possible to spare them, send them there as rapidly as they can march, or by boat if quicker.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

LEXINGTON, May 22, 1865-10. 50 p. m.

Major-General DODGE:

I shall leave by first boat for Jefferson City. There is every prospect of gathering all the guerrillas; 109 have surrendered, taken the oath, &c.

CHESTER HARDING, JR.,

Colonel, Commanding.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. DISTRICT OF CENTRAL MISSOURI,

Lexington, Mo., May 22, 1865.

Captain David Pool and his party are hereby permitted to visit my part of this district for the purpose of inducing guerrillas, bushwhackers, and other enemies of the United States Government to deliver themselves up upon the same terms which have been accorded to him. The officers and soldiers of the United States and the militia forces are forbidden from molesting them in any manner while carrying out the object above named.

CHESTER HARDING, JR.,

Colonel, Commanding District.

LEXINGTON, May 22, 1865.

Captain LAURANT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Warrensburg:

Lyon and Krekel are advancing toward Duroc, in Benton County. General Sanborn has some 300 men after them with orders to pursue