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called for the only mounted company in this vicinity, which I have ordered, he deeming a conflict imminent. The dismounted cavalry (two companies) gone to Kearny. If deemed necessary and ordered, I will press sufficient horses to mount them.

JOHN A. WILCOX,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

OMAHA, July 19, 1864.

Brigadier-General MITCHELL,

Cottonwood, Nebr. Ter.:

Your order anticipated. Captain Murphy ordered. Colonel Summers fears trouble. Governor of Colorado asks for help. Depredations committed above and below Laramie. I have telegraphed state of affairs to General Curtis, so as to keep him informed.

JOHN A. WILCOX,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

OMAHA, July 19, 1864.

Colonel S. W. SUMMERS,

Fort Kearny:

If possible, confer with General Mitchell,and if deemed necessary I will press enough horses to mount Nebraska battalion. Send messenger to Plum Creek and find out state of affairs. If you want more troops, let me know at once and it can be arranged.

JOHN A. WILCOX,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA, No. 64.

Omaha, July 19, 1864.

Captain E. B. Murphy, Company A, Seventh Iowa Cavalry, is relieved from command at Dakota City, Nebr. Ter.,and will march his company to Fort Kearny, Nebr. Ter., via Omaha, without a moment's delay.

By command of Brigadier General Robert B. Mitchell:

JOHN A. WILCOX,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NEW MEXICO, Santa Fe, N. Mex., July 19, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel THEODORE A. COULT,

Commanding at Tucson, Ariz.:

COLONEL: The following dispositions of troops and supplies are ordered, and you are directed to lose no time in putting forth every energy at your command to accomplish the same at the earliest practicable day,and i na manner to promote the best interests of the service, with the least possible public demonstration of the changes taking place.

Dispositions,&c.-Tucson to be evacuated as a military post; Tubac to be garrisoned with one company of cavalry; Fort Bowie to be garrisoned with one company of infantry; Fort Goodwin to be garrisoned with two companies of infantry, if practicable, and one of cavalry.