April 28, 1864, Fort
Colonel W. A. Phillips to Major General S. R. Curtis
HEADQUARTERS INDIAN BRIGADE,
Fort Gibson, April 28, 1864.
(Received May 4.) Maj. Gen. S. R. CURTIS:
SIR: Quantrill's force divided; part ran south. Quantrill and 60 men are still above. He killed a messenger 10 miles above Cabin Creek. Grand River is swimming. Arkansas River past fording. River navigable and rising. No news of train. One hundred and sixty infantry at Neosho to meet it. Adair's force is still above, supposed to be toward Maysville and Pineville. I suspect it has broken up. They decline to fight any party; are well mounted.
Very respectfully, your most obedient,
W. A. PHILLIPS,
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