July 30, 1864,
First Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp Clifford Thomson to Lieutenant Colonel Lazear
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CENTRAL MISSOURI,
Warrensburg, Mo., July 30, 1864.
Camp Brown, Mo.:
COLONEL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to convey to you the following information just received from Colonel Ford:
Quantrill, Todd, and Cockrell, with 200 men, were concentrated near Greenton, on Independence and Pleasanton Hill road, last night. I also have information that small parties are crossing the river, and they intend to cross nearly all of their command early next week.
Colonel Ford will move against them on Monday, and make a thorough scout in his sub-district with all the troops at his command. The general desires that you will get your command in readiness to pitch into these fellows whenever an opportunity presents. It is probable that they will move in your direction, and you are therefore expected to take immediate steps to learn their location, strength, &c.
I have the honor to be, your obedient servant,
First Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.
P. S.--Greenton is near the crossing of the Little Blue.
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