October 9, 1863, Saint Louis, Mo.,
Major-General J. M. Schofield to Major-General Halleck

 Saint Louis, Mo., October 9, 1863

 Major-General HALLECK,
General-in- Chief:

General Blunt was surprised by Quantrill, south of Fort Scott, on the 7th [6th]. Lost 54 of his staff and escort, killed and prisoners, and all his baggage. Shelby's force, of which I telegraphed you on the 6th, has reached Syracuse. My troops have not yet been able to strike, but I hope will bring him to fight soon.




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