Congressional serial set Volume 3121

9781130382167: Congressional serial set Volume 3121
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 Excerpt: ...send such an order to the commanding officer of the train, directing it to return to Fort Scott. Your dispatches of the 29th were received yesterday. Concentrate all your detachments at Fort Gibson. Very respectfully, JOHN M. THAYEE, Brigadier-General, Commanding. Cairo, October 2, 1864--9 a. m. Major-General Rosecrans: I am here en route to General A. J. Smith, with dispatches from General Steele, who instructed me to inform you from this place that he has sent General Mower after Price and Shelby, with sufficient force to whip them. Mower, when last heard from, on the 22d ultimo, was north of Batesville, inarching toward Pilot Knob, in the rear of the enemy. Price was about forty hours ahead. I will go through to Saint Louis by first train. JOHN F. LACEY, Assistant Adjutant-General. Saint Charles, October 2, 1864. Major-General Eosecrans: I left Washington, Franklin County, Mo., this morning at daybreak, in charge of the two ferry-boats; arrived here at 4.30 o'clock. Colonel Gale with his command was ferried across the river last night, as he was unable to defend the town or railroad. He has about 600 men well armed, but with no commissary stores. He intends marching to Saint Charles. As we passed South Point, two miles below Washington, rebel cavalry fired into us about seventy-five shots; fortunately only one man was wounded. We could see the depot at South Point and Washington in flames. From the best information I can get they have 1,500 in Franklin County; five pieces of artillery. Eumor says that General Ewing and Colonel Fletcher's commands have been severely handled at Leasburg. Will report on first train. JAS. W. OWINGS, Judge of Ninth Circuit. Victoria, October 2, 1864--4.10 p. m. Major-General Eosecrans: I have just arrived at this place under ...

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