War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0302 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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IV. The general commanding takes this occasion to express to Colonel Jennison and Lieutenant Mackle his high appreciation of them as officers in their earnest desire to faithfully perform every duty assigned to them.

By order of Brigadier General T. A. Davies:

D. J. CRAIGIE,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

LAWRENCE, July 20, 1864.

Major-General CURTIS:

Works at Olathe located. Leave here for Paola to-morrow morning.

G. T. ROBINSON,

Chief Engineer.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, July 20, 1864.

Brigadier General R. B. MITCHELL,

Omaha City:

Governor's call for militia would be more speedy and proper. I have no authority for such a call. Order Collins with most of his force down to Fremont's Orchard and Camp Collins. Make the overland stage route as secure as possible. Confer with Governor Evans, who ought to move his militia in the same way. Direct all your cavalry to be armed, and, horses or no horses, let them move up to take care of posts. Stop any trains that seem to be going into danger. Keep me posted as to your movements and the facts relating to Indians.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, July 20, 1864.

Governor JOHN EVANS,

Denver:

General Mitchell is moving up the valley, and I have directed Collins to move down from Laramie, so as to increase forces at Fremont's Orchard and Camp Collins. Keep me advised. Strike with your militia.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NEW MEXICO,

Santa Fe, N. Mex., July 20, 1864.

Colonel GEORGE W. BOWIE,

Commanding District of Arizona, Franklin, Tex.:

COLONEL: I have ordered that as soon as practicable Tucson as a depot shall be discontinued; that one company of cavalry, Merriam's, be stationed at Tubac; that Major Gorman, with Kennedy's company of cavalry, take post at Fort Goodwin; that the supplies now in and to come into the District of Western Arizona, so-called, shall be distributed pro rata, according to the strength of the garrisons, between Tubac, Fort Bowie, and Ford Goodwin; that Colonel Coult will then come to the Rio Grande with French's and Tidball's companies. I