May 3, 1864, Saint
Brigadier General Clinton B. Fisk to Colonel j. H. Moss
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF NORTH MISSOURI,
Saint Joseph, Mo., May 3, 1864.
Col. J. H. Moss,
Commanding Sub-District, Liberty, Mo.:
COLONEL: I am in receipt of your communication of 2d instant, inclosing telegram from General Rosecrans. I am not in possession of additional information relating to rebel and bushwhacking movements, excepting a dispatch from the general that Quantrill was about to make a raid from the Des Moines River. I can hardly credit this report, but think General Rosecrans believes it. I have not been apprehensive of trouble in your sub-district if the south side of the Missouri should be well cared for. I regard your conclusion as sound, and shall so advise General Rosecrans. I have not the troops to place another company in your sub-district. You must call out enough of the right kind of militia to care well for your bailiwick. General Rosecrans' telegraphic order to you covers the whole ground. I will write you more fully to-morrow.
I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
CLINTON B. FISK,
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