October 21, 1864,
Brigadier General M. K. Lawler to Lieutenant Colonel Christensen
MORGANZA, October 21, 1864. (Received 9.30 p.m.)
Assistant Adjutant-General :
Captain Lee, of Quantrill's band, with 100 men are on the Atchafalaya River in Federal uniforms. They wanted to cross at Simsport and the Confederate commander refused to allow it. Colonel Szymanski says they are outlaws and not recognized by General Smith. I notified Colonel Davis, who occupies Morgan's Ferry, that if he could capture any of them not to trouble the commissaries with them. They may strike the river lower down.
M. K. LAWLER,
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