ON THE KANSAS LINE, Two MILES SOUTH OF WESTPORT,
[October 22, 1864 ]—Just dark.
Colonel Jennison and myself flanked the enemy on the west, and have been fighting until now. We retreated to an open field, they following. We then turned and drove them about two miles. I am encamped on the ground. A prisoner just taken (Second Lieutenant Williams, of Jackman’s brigade) says Price is encamped this side of Byram’s Ford, with 28,000 men, all mounted; twenty pieces of artillery. We have been fighting Jackman’s and Shelby’s brigades. We must be re-enforced. For God’s sake send me rations, general. My men must eat, and they will fight. I cannot see any longer. Respectfully, MOONLIGHT, Colonel.