December 23, 1863,
Brigadier-General John B. Sanborn to Captain Ozias Ruark
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHWESTERN MISSOURI,
Springfield, Mo., December 23, 1863.
Capt. OZIAS RUARK,
Commanding at Neosho, Mo.:
General McNeil has telegraphed that a force of 200 or 300 men have come north in the direction of Maysville, and that they intended to come into Missouri. This is supposed to be Quantrill's force. I have ordered three squadrons to your support. Attack them if you can find them, and hold Neosho, if possible. Communicate all information you obtain to these headquarters.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOHN B. SANBORN,
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