June 20, 1862; Santa Fe. Mo.,
Report of Major W.C. Ransom

SANTA FE, Mo., June 20, 1862.

Brigadier-General BLUNT:

Hays, with 100 men, joined Quantrill on the frontier on Tuesday last. Our departure from this station leaves our frontier unprotected from the Missouri River to Cold Water Grove. The people are preparing to leave their homes on our departure. I respectfully suggest to you that the absence of Federal troops here will be followed by immediate acts of arson and robbery in Kansas.


Major, Commanding.


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