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nion lines — a threat which the guerrillas habitually defied, and President Lincoln declined to make good.
Gen. John Pope, commanding the district of Central Missouri, having collected and equipped an adequate force, at length demonstrated
Dec. 15. against the Rebels occupying Lexington, under Rains and Stein, compelling them to abandon the line of the Missouri, and retreat southward.
Having, by forced marches and his strength in cavalry, gained a position between them and their base at ed and stealthy.
I am assured by my own men who were prisoners with them, as well as by deserters from their ranks, that they tore up the blankets of their men to muffle the wheels of their artillery.
Gen. Herron, in a private letter, dated Dec. 15th, says:
The loss of the enemy is terrific.
After their burial-parties had been on the ground for three days, we had to turn in and bury 300 for them.
The country for 25 miles around is full of their wounded.
We have, as captures, 4 cais