August 12, 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.




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