Colonel Rogers thinks he has killed Hildebrand, although it was not, and thirteen teamsters froze to death.........Wowser! Too cold for me.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., January 6, 1864.
Our boys mustered out a rebel named Whiteson, one of the swamp thieves, and have killed Hildebrand. He was shot about two weeks ago and died early in this week. He is sure enough dead. No news from Gentry. He crossed into Arkansas after Williamsí guerrillas, who were at Scatterville. Hope he may find them. He has 80 men with him and 40 guarding the ford. Very cold. Thirteen teamsters frozen on our forage train.
J. B. ROGERS,