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Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies

Source: Lt. Col. Robert N. Scott, The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Series I, Volume 34, Part 4 – Correspondence, Etc. (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1891).  [WorldCat]

[page 298]

WARRENSBURG, MO., June 10, 1864.

Col. JAMES McFERRAN:

Pursuant to Special Orders, No. 10, dated headquarters Third Sub-District, District of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Mo., June 5, 1864, I left Warrensburg, Mo., on the 6th day of June, 1864, in command of 15 men, detachments of Companies C and I, of the Seventh

[page 299]

Regiment of Cavalry, Missouri State Militia, and proceeded to Globe Post-Office, Johnson County, Mo., scouting the country thoroughly, and found 2 bushwhackers at one Mr. SPENCER’s, wounded 1 of them, but made their escape; distance marched, 15 miles.  June 7, 1864, scoured the country up and down Post Oak Creek, finding no bushwhackers; distance marched, 15 miles.  June 8, 1864, continued to scout through the wood and brush, finding no bushwhackers in the vicinity; distance marched, 15 miles.  June 9, 1864, continued to scour the country over on Bush Creek; discovered 2 bushwhackers but could not get near them; distance marched, 20 miles.  June 10, 1864, turned for camp from one Mr. KING’s; discovered 2 bushwhackers near one Mr. ROBINSON’s, on Post Oak Creek; chased them very closely, but could not get near enough to catch them.  Arrived in camp at 12 m. on 10th June, 1864.  Total distance marched, 80 miles.

JOHN T. WEARS,

Sergt., Co. C, Seventh Cav., M. S. M., Comdg. Scout.

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