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them to the Missouri River. Notify Colonel Clark. I have notified Colonel Martin. Order Gravely to take what cavalry can go from Warrensburg to intercept them. No terms are to be made with them, as they have been guilty of unheard of cruelties.

CHESTER HARDING, JR.,

Colonel, Commanding District.

WARRENSBURG, MO., May 22, 1865.

Lieutenant W. E. CHESTER,

Knobnoster:

Look out for a band of seventy-five bushwhackers on Clear Fork. They are making their way north. Telegraph any information you may receive of their movements. Captain Arnold is gone in pursuit of them.

C. G. LAURANT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WARRENSBURG, May 22, 1865.

Lieutenant W. E. CHESTER,

Knobnoster:

Captain Arnold left a half hour ago, going in the direction of Knobnoster. Try and communicate with him and let him know of the movements of the rebels. If you have a sufficient force to leave at Knobnoster, start in pursuit of them. Telegraph all their movements to the office and to Captain Hamilton, at Sedalia.

C. G. LAURANT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WARRENSBURG, MO., May 22, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel PINGER,

Lexington:

The following telegram just received:

I need the Third Wisconsin Cavalry 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.

C. G. LAURANT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CENTRAL MISSOURI,

Warrensburg, Mo., May 22, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel J. J. GRAVELY,

Commanding Fourteenth Missouri Volunteer Cavalry:

SIR: The colonel commanding directs that you take all the available men of your command, with five days' rations, and proceed to-morrow morning at 5 o'clock in the direction of Duroc, in Benton County, and endeavor to intercept Lyon and Krekel's bands of guerrillas, who are now making their way north toward that point. General Sanborn has some 300 men after them, with orders to pursue to the Missouri River.