May 4, 1864, Fort Leavenworth, Kans.,
Major General S. R. Curtis to Major General Rosecrans


 Major-General ROSECRANS:

Colonel Phillips telegraphs from Fort Gibson, April 30, Colonel Adair's command is in small parties in the northwest corner of Arkansas, at the head of Flint, at Maysville, and below Pineville. Quantrill, with some 60 men, is still near Kansas or Missouri. Part of his command ran out, as formerly telegraphed. Arkansas River slowly falling. I also have news from Hickman Mills, of this morning, via Oxford and Olathe, saying a body of guerrillas, about 130 strong, in two parties, are moving up from Pleasant Gap, Bates County, Mo. A portion of these will no doubt follow the trail of those that came up last week. This last comes from H. H. Jones, lieutenant commanding at Oxford. This movement of rebel troops into Western Arkansas and Missouri is creating much anxiety in Kansas. Please inform me as to what is doing to catch them in their old nests near Lexington.




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