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bushwhackers; none of our men were hurt. The prisoner taken at this place stated that the horse-thieves with whom he was engaged were assembled about eight or nine strong in the Marais Des Cygnes. I think it is the same party.

C. R. JENNISON,

Colonel Fifteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.

OMAHA, August 22, 1864.

Brigadier General ROBERT B. MITCHELL,

Fort Kearny, Nebr. Ter.:

Until otherwise ordered I shall direct militia companies north of Platte to proceed to Kearny; south of Plate to Junction Ranch. Is this right? Lieutenant Cremer says your ordered Sergeant Valentine to his company. I need him very much till I can get somebody to supply his place, and shall retain him unless you send me word to the contrary

JNO. PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

OMAHA, August 22, 1864.

Colonel O. P. MASON,

Commanding Territorial Militia, Nebraska City:

Order all militia to Fort Kearny was rapidly as organized. I have written to the Governor on the subject.

Respectfully,

JNO. PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DENVER, COLO., August 22, 1864.

(Received 11.35 a. m.)

Honorable EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

No Government saddles within 700 miles of here. No Government horses to mount 100-days' regiments of cavalry, nearly full. Unlimited information of contemplated attack by a large body of Indians in a few days along the entire line of our settlements. Order Captain Mullin, quartermaster here,t o purchase horses, and Lieutenant Hawley, district ordnance officer, to purchase horse equipments. Necessity imperative.

JOHN EVANS,

Governor of Colorado Territory.

This application should be granted at once.

J. M. CHIVINGTON,

Colonel, Commanding.

DENVER CITY, August 22, 1864.

Major S. S. CURTIS:

Witnesses left for Leavenworth, except Lieutenant Shoup, who is absent after guerrillas. Has caught and killed and the band but one.

J. M. CHIVINGTON,

Colonel, &c.