War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0256 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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PAOLA, July 18, 1864.

Colonel C. W. BLAIR,

Fort Scott:

A force of guerrillas is reported this afternoon on Indian Creek, between Potosi and Barnesville, stealing horses. A force has been sent after them from Mound City.

G. S. HAMPTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF KANSAS, Fort Leavenworth, July 18, 1864.

Brigadier General THOMAS A. DAVIES,

Commanding District of North Kansas:

GENERAL: In consideration of gallant and hard service done by Colonel Jennison and Captain Fitzgerald, it is my desire that no further notice be taken of their disobedience of orders in going beyond our pickets to capture the rebels flag in Platte City.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF KANSAS, Fort Leavenworth, July 18, 1864.

Captain J. A. McCAHON,

Commanding Fencibles, Leavenworth City:

CAPTAIN: I am directed by the major-general commanding to express to you his gratification at the prompt offer of service by the Fencibles, and to say that he will be inclined to regard them as a portion of his reserves, which he may call upon should occasion require their services.

I have the honor to be, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. S. CHARLOT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, July 18, 1864.

General DRAKE,

Leavenworth:

Some accident has occurred to the ferry-boat at Weston. Please start the Leavenworth ferry-boat up. It is no time to have our communication severed with Weston.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

DENVER, July 18, 1864.

Major-General CURTIS:

I have reliable information of a large said by hostile Indians on the overland route last night between the Junction and American Ranch,100 miles east of this place. Several bands left Fort Laramie about two weeks ago for this purpose, as we are informed by friendly Indians. Three persons killed and a great number of horses and mules stolen.

JOHN EVANS,

Governor of Colorado.