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Doc. 214.-Baxter's Springs massacre. Report of Lieutenant Pond. Baxter's Springs, Cherokee nation, Oct. 7, 1864. Colonel: I was attacked by Quantrell to-day with about six hundred and fifty men, and after one hour's hard fighting I am able to report to you that I still hold the camp, and the old flag floats over us as proudly as ever. The attack was unexpected, as I had sent my cavalry out not more than an hour previous, to reconnoitre on the same road the enemy came in on. My men were at dinner when the attack was made, and most of them were obliged to break through the enemy's lines in order to get their arms, which were in camp. In doing this, four of my men were shot down. I was in my tent, about two hundred yards west of the camp, when I heard the first firing, (the reason of my tent being here was, that I had just arrived with reenforcements, and the camp was not large enough to accommodate the whole of my command, and I had just had the men at work extending