serve and pursue Coffee and Hunter, if they should cross the Osage at Warsaw, I marched in the direction of Lamar, via Humansville and Stockton, to cut off Shelby, who was reported in full flight south of Snybar, with General Ewing in pursuit.
At Silitia, with three hundred and seventy-five men of the Sixth and Eighth Missouri State militia.
The force had entered Humansville from the north, in pursuit of Hunter and Coffee, four hours after I had passed through it toward the west.
Major King attacked and drove this force through Humansville, capturing their last cannon.
Finding that Shelby had passed through Stockton in advance of me, I marched to Greenfield and Sarcoxie, via Bower's Mill, and on the night of the nineteenth campede always ready for any duty assigned them.
Major King deserves special mention for his gallant attack on the enemy at Humansville, on the fifteenth, in which he captured the last cannon the enemy brought into Missouri with him — a six-pounder brass