War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0548 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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If the guerrillas are overtaken no terms are to be made, as they have guilty of unheard of cruelties. Captain Eads has been directed to order all the available mounted men of the First and Seventh Cavalry to report to you at 4. 30 o'clock to-morrow morning for orders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. G. LAURANT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., May 22, 1865.

Captain C. G. LAURANT:

SIR: Five men, reporting themselves as rebel soldiers from Texas, surrendered, and are now under guard at this post. They report that their company numbered 139 when it reached the State about ten days since. Would it not be better to postpone the discharge until after the whole company shall have surrendered? I do not find here any records or papers appertaining to this class of business, and have no blank oaths. Can they be sent to me?

JOHN G. CLARK,

Colonel, &c.

WARRENSBURG, MO., May 22, 1865.

Colonel J. G. CLARK,

Jefferson City:

A band of from twenty-five to forty guerrillas is to-day south of Knobnoster. They will probably cross the road between Knobnoster and Sedalia to-night. Captain Hamilton has been directed to send a scout to-night in that direction if possible. Troops from this post are in pursuit.

C. G. LAURANT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WARRENSBURG, MO., May 22, 1865.

Captain W. B. HAMILTON,

Sedalia:

Lyon's and Krekel's bands of guerrillas are advancing toward Duroc, in Benton County. Three hundred men from Southwest District are in hot pursuit. Troops leave here to-night for that point.

C. G. LAURANT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

WARRENSBURG, MO., May 22, 1865.

Captain W. B. HAMILTON,

Sedalia:

Has the infantry arrived at Sedalia? A band of twenty-five to forty rebels in south of Knobnoster. Captain Arnold is gone in pursuit. If you can send a scout north of the railroad to-night you may intercept them in the morning. They will cross the road between Knobnoster and Sedalia.

C. G. LAURANT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.