The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 41, In Four Parts. Part 4, Correspondence, etc. Page: 109
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SAINT LouIs, October 19, 1864-10.30 p. m.
Col. J. V. Du Bois, Chief of Staf, &c.:
Colonel Holmes stopped, with the 250 men 'I sent up the North
Missouri road last evening, at Warrenton, to endeavor to find out if
Bill Anderson was in that region; and, if so, to pursue him with that
command from there. He reported from Mexico at 7 this morning that
he had stopped at Warrenton, and could hear nothing of any rebel
force in that region, and therefore went on. I think he should march
at once on the force reported at Fayette, and have suggested it to him.
THOS. EWING, JR.,
TIPTON, Mo., October 19, 1864.
Don't believe there is any force at Fayette, unless McDaniel's com-
mand from Monroe County has passed over there. Communicate with
,Colonel Forbes about this. If he has information of a force at Fayette,
move promptly and attack them. They can start at midnight.
W. S. ROSECRANS,
HEADQUARTERS SAINT LouIs DISTRICT,
Saint Louis, October 19, 1864.
Col. J. V. DU Bois, Chief of Staff, Jeferson City:
I get the following additional from Major Williams,*at Pilot Knob:
Fagan's division had four brigades, under Generals Cabell and McCray
and Colonels Dobbin and Slemons. Cabell's brigade was composed
of Morgan's, Monroe's, Hill's, and Gordon's regiments, each 500 men;
Harrell's and Witherspoon's battalions, each 200 men, and Hughey's
battery, five 6-pounders and one 12-pounder howitzer. McCray's bri-
gade was composed of Coleman's, Crandall's, Reves', and Baber's
regiments, and Anderson's battalion. Slemons' brigade was composed
of Wright's, Crawford's, and two Arkansas regiments and Gentry's
battery, two guns. Dobbin's brigade was composed of McGhee's bat-
talion and Zimmerman's battery, two guns, a 6 and 12-pounder. Mar-
maduke's division had two brigades, under General J. B. Clark and
Colonel Freeman. Clark's brigade was composed of the following:
Kitchen's, Greene's, Burbridge's, LaWther's, Jeffers', and Wood's regi-
ments, and Slayback's battalion and Pratt's and Harris' batteries. I
cannot learn anything of Freeman's brigade or Shelby's or Cooper's
divisions. Fagan's adjutant-general is at Pilot Knob wounded; will
give no information.
THOS. EWING, JR.,
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., October 19, 1864-9 a. m.
COMMANDING OFFICER, La Mine:
Unload the cars at the bridge and send the trains back and report
why orders sent to you and given in person have not been obeyed.
You must use your discretion in getting the trains back without delay.
JOHN V. DU BOIS.
Colonel and Chief of Staff.
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