1862, St. Louis, Mo.,
Brigadier-General J. M. Schofield to Brigadier-General Loan
SAINT LOUIS, Mo., August 12, 1862.
Brigadier-General Loan, Brookfield:
Hughes and Quantrill have taken Independence, and it is reported are threatening Lexington. If you can re-enforce that place from any part of your division do so. Doubtless Poindexter will endeavor to effect a junction with Hughes by crossing one way or the other. You may prevent it and destroy them by a vigorous pursuit.
J. M. SCHOFIELD,
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