August 14, 1862, Twenty
miles north of Canton, Mo.,
Fitz Henry Warren, Brigadier-General Volunteers to Captain Thomas Moonlight
IN CAMP ON DEEP WATER,
Twenty miles north of Canton, Thursday, Aug. 14, 1862--7 p.m.
Capt. THOMAS MOONLIGHT,
CAPTAIN: Coffee, Jackman, and others have passed up north with a column, said to be from 5,000 to 6,000. I am after them with about 600 and two pieces of artillery. There is a column coming up on the east of General Blunt. Will send a force via Kansas City to cut them off in that direction. We can capture the whole command--Coffee, Quantrill, Jackman, et al.
In haste and very truly, your obedient servant,
FITZ HENRY WARREN,
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