June 10, 1864, Weston,
Captain W. T. Woods to Brigadier General Fisk
HDQRS. CO. D, EIGHTY-SECOND REGT., E. M. M.,
Weston, Mo., June 10, 1864.
SIR: I have just received information that Quantrill with a large force is in or near Goose Neck, on Platte River. The number of his force is estimated to be about 1,000; none of them, or very few, have guns, but nearly all have from one to four navy revolvers each. I have made Major Clark acquainted with the facts, but have not yet heard from him. The information I have received I think is reliable, from two different persons. I sent a scout to Ridgeley yesterday, as an escort for Captain Fitzgerald, but they have not returned yet; I think they have been intercepted by the rebels.
W. T. WOODS,
Captain, Commanding Post, Weston, Mo.
My scout that was with Captain Fitzgerald has just arrived. They did not hear anything. General, you can rely upon anything Mr. Roney tells you.
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