September 24, 1864, Saint Louis, Mo.,
Major General W. S. Rosecrans to Major General Curtis

SAINT LOUIS, MO., September 24, 1864.

 Major-General CURTIS,

Further news from the southeast shows some rebel force in toward Fredericktown. Paroled prisoners report Price following this with heavy trains. Dispatch from General Steele says Price has from 5,000 to 10,000 mounted infantry and seventeen pieces of artillery, and was at Pocahontas day before yesterday. I don't credit it. Thrailkill, Todd, Perkins, Quantrill, and Peacher, are in Boone and Howard Counties, not many on the south side, but a raid into Kansas is no doubt desired and watched with anxiety by the rascals.




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