April 19, 1862
Brigadier-General Jas. Totten to Captain J. C. Kelton
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CENTRAL MISSOURI,
Jefferson City, Mo., April 19, 1862.
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to state that I have received official reports from Lieut. Col. E. B. Brown, commanding Jackson and Cass Counties, to the effect that at daylight on the morning of the 14th instant a detachment of the First Missouri Cavalry, under Lieutenant Nash, attacked Quantrill near the Santa Fé road, and 12 miles from Independence, killing 4, wounding 4, and taking 5 prisoners. The report also states that our troops captured all of the horses, arms, accouterments, and most of the clothing of the outlaws.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brigadier-General, Commanding District.
Capt. J. C. KELTON,
A. A. G., Saint Louis, Mo.
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