October 16, 1863,
Major-General J. M. Schofield to Colonel Gravely
SAINT Louis, MO., October 16, 1863.
Colonel GRAVELY, Lebanon, Mo.:
Four hundred or 500 rebels, with one piece of artillery, camped neat Florence, 16 miles south of the railroad, night before last. They were making for the Osage, between Cole Camp and Versailles, at last accounts. A number of the rebel force, about 600, under Shelby, passed near Clinton night before last, going south. It is understood that Quantrill and, others are somewhere in the border counties, and will try to join Shelby south of the Osage. Inform General McNeil and Colonel Morton.
J. M. SCHOFIELD,
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