March 3, 1865, Cape Girardeau, Mo.,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General J. C. Thomson to Captain Kelling

 CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO., March 3, 1865.

 Captain KELLING,
New Madrid, Mo.:

There is a report at Hickman, Ky., that Quantrill is preparing to make a raid, and intends to cross into Missouri from Tennessee below New Madrid. Keep advised as well as possible and report any information you may get.

By order of Lieutenant-Colonel Hiller:


Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.


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