March 3, 1865, Saint
Major H. Hannahs to Lieutenant Colonel Hiller
SAINT LOUIS, March 3, 1865.
Cape Girardeau :
It is reported from Hickman, Ky., that Quantrill, in command of a band of guerrillas, is contemplating a raid into this State. It is supposed that he will attempt to cross below New Madrid, if at all. It is not known how much credit is to be given to this rumor, but it is well to be on the alert. You will communicate with the officers at Charleston and at New Madrid and adopt such measures as you deem prudent to learn the truth of this rumor.
By order of Brigadier-General Ewing:
Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
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