May 7, 1864,
Major General S. R. Curtis telegraph to Major General Rosecrans with copies to Colonel Ford, General Brown, General Fisk; also to Lawrence and Paola, Kans.
FORT LEAVENWORTH, May 7, 1864.
Colonel Moonlight, Mound City, has undoubted evidences of Quantrill with 70 men crossing Osage near Papinsville, going north, last Tuesday. To-day he is reported as near Independence. Lexington mail robbed yesterday. One of my scouts reports Dick Yeager with 130 camped three days ago about 12 miles southeast of Little Santa Fé.
S. R. CURTIS,
Repeat the above to Colonel Ford, Kansas City; to General Brown, Warrensburg, and to General Fisk, Saint Jo; also to Lawrence and to Paola.
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