October, 24, 1863,
Major W. Doudna to Lieutenant H. Hannah
Harrisonville Station, Mo., October 24, 1863.
Lieut. H. HANNAHS,
Actg. Asst. Adjt. Gen., District of the Border:
LIEUTENANT: Yesterday morning while our messengers were returning from Pleasant Hill with the mail they were fired on by a party of bushwhackers. One of them was taken prisoner the other escaped with the mail and got to station at 10 a.m. About 4 p.m. the one who was taken prisoner also came in, bringing a note from Lieutenant Wedington, of bushwhacking notoriety. The note I send you just as I received it. About 8 p.m. last night two men of Company M, Sixth Kansas Volunteers, came in and reported that they were taken prisoners by Wedington's band on the 20th. They are the men referred to in the note. They were permitted to bring their horses in with them; their greatcoats, boots, arms, and money were taken from them. Two of Wedington's men escorted them to within 2 miles of this station, and then sent them in.
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