November 4, 1862,
Lieutenant-Colonel John T. Burris to Maj. T. J. Weed
CAMP CURTIS, JACKSON COUNTY, MO.,
November 4, 1862.
Maj. T. J. WEED:
SIR: For near a week I have pursued Quantrill's band of guerrillas with Major Ransom's cavalry, Captain Chesnut's company (A), Twelfth Kansas Volunteers, and one piece of artillery, under Lieutenant Hunt. We have killed 2, taken 1 prisoner, captured over 100 head of horses and mules, and driven the marauders out of this part of the State. They are in full retreat south, evidently intending to reach Arkansas.
No casualties on our side. A considerable number of contrabands accompany us to Kansas.
JOHN T. BURRIS,
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