August 30, 1864, Kansas
Colonel J. H. Ford to Captain J. H. Steger with report from Lieutenant Colonel P. B. Plumb
KANSAS CITY, MO., August 30, 1864.
Capt. J. H. STEGER,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Warrensburg, Mo.:
The following dispatch has just been received from Olathe, Kans. I send it for the information of the general commanding:
Captain Allen dispatches from Oxford that he has information that 1,000 guerrillas are south of the river, mainly camped near Blackwater Crossing of the Sni, and moving gradually in the direction of Morristown. Quantrill himself is on the north side of the river yet, though hourly expected on the south side. They are preparing to leave, and Captain Allen's opinion is that if they make a raid at all it will be within forty-eight hours.
P. B. PLUMB,
Lieutenant-Colonel Eleventh Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.
Shall be out with all the available cavalry in the morning.
J. H. FORD,
(Copy to Major Smith, Independence, Mo., and Captain Elmer, Pleasant Hill, Mo.)
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