War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0528 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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MEXICO, MO., August 2, 1864.

Major FRANK S. BOND,

Aide-de-Camp:

Expedition has started, and am expecting to hear from them to-night. Too late to co-operate with them.

J. B. DOUGLASS,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTH KANSAS,

Paola, August 2, 1864.

Colonel C. R. JENNINSON,

15th Kans. Cav., Commanding Sub-Dist. Numbers 1, Mound City, Kans.:

COLONEL: I have the honor to inclose herewith copy of orders for relieving certain officers of the Eleventh Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, on duty in your sub-district, and of the Fifteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, on duty in Colonel Moonlight's command. The general thinks it would not do very well to have Colonel Hoyt relieved until Colonel Plumb arrives. He also desires you to have Lieutenant Walker, Company C, Eleventh Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, acting assistant quartermaster and commissary of subsistence, at Humboldt, relieved as soon as Lieutenant Nichols reports to you, as it is necessary to have an acting assistant quartermaster at Olathe. It is understood that Lieutenant Walker had considerable property on hand.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. S. HAMPTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 1.]

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DISTRICT OF SOUTH KANSAS, Numbers 86.

Paola, Kans., August 2, 1864.

The execution of certain orders for changes in the stations of troops in the district involves the removal of Lieutenant Colonel P. B. Plumb, Eleventh Kansas Cavalry, from the command of Humboldt. The general commanding the district tenders thanks to Lieutenant-Colonel Plumb for the able, faithful, and patriotic discharge of duty while in command of that post, a position heretofore beset with unusual embarrassments.

By command of Brigadier-General McKean:

GEO. S. HAMPTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 2.]

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DISTRICT OF SOUTH KANSAS, Numbers 87.

Paola, Kans., August 2, 1864.

The execution of certain orders for changes in the station of troops in the district involves the removal of Lieutenant Colonel George H. Hoyt, Fifteenth Kansas Cavalry, from the command at Olathe. The general commanding the district tenders thanks to Lieutenant-Colonel Hoyt for the able, faithful, and patriotic discharge of duty while in command of that post.

By command of Brigadier-General McKean:

GEO. S. HAMPTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.