May 6, 1864, Springfield, Mo.,
Brigadier General John B. Sanborn to Major O. D. Greene

 SPRINGFIELD, MO., May 6, 1864.

 Maj. O. D. GREENE,
Assistant Adjutant-General:

A scouting party under Captain [Ruark] returned from Gilstrop's Ferry and Grand River to Neosho on the evening of the 3d instant. Captain reports not more than 150 rebels in that vicinity, and they refused to fight. He captured one of Stand Watie's command, an Indian, who says that a large number of rebels have gone north in small parties, and that 300 of these men are Quantrill's, and that Quantrill himself is north. I doubt the correctness of these statements. It may be true.


Brigadier-General, Commanding.


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