May 7, 1864, Fort Gibson,
Colonel William A. Phillips to Major General Curtis

FORT GIBSON, May 7, 1864.
 (Received 10

 Major-General CURTIS,
Fort Leavenworth:

Train arrived and unloaded; starts back to-morrow. Captain Phillips, with one howitzer and 230 men, gone up Grand River three days ago. Quantrill crossed Grand River at Gilstrop's Ferry. I have a force on the east side toward Maysville watching the enemy. River slowly falling. I can send to Fort Scott for the ponies if I can get good ones there. They ought to be good as the horses of the enemy.


Colonel, Commanding.


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