February 18, 1864,
Major-General R. Taylor to Brigadier General W. R. Boggs
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST LOUISIANA,
Alexandria, February 18, 1864.
Brig. Gen. W. R. BOGGS,
Chief of Staff:
GENERAL: In reply to letter 1998 [February 15], from department headquarters, I have the honor to report that the outrages committed by men of Quantrill's command in my district have already been brought to my notice and steps taken to stop them. One officer and 7 men are now in arrest at Monroe, and Brigadier-General Liddell is ordered as soon as he has secured all who can be captured to send them to department headquarters.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
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