War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0826 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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LEAVENWORTH, August 23, 1864.

Major-General CURTIS:

The citizens of Topeka are living in great fear of trouble. Can you not send a company of the 100-days' regiment there? A company would do.

THOS. CARNEY.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, August 23, 1864.

Governor T. CARNEY,

Leavenworth City:

Have ordered a company of Topeka. Only Enfield rifles can be furnished to the militia.

C. S. CHARLOT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT KEARNY, August 23, 1864.

Major S. S. CURTIS:

Just arrived. Captain Thompson arrived this morning. He scouted the country effectively, but, as usual, the Indians skulked away. They are still shooting and stealing and shoot stragglers. It is thought old friend Jones, of Omaha, was, and his wife and children are, prisoners. Hard storm last night.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

SAINT JOSEPH, August 23, 1864.

Major SAMUEL S. CURTIS:

What news from the general, and how are the Indians? The recently appointed judges and other officers for Montana are here and desire the latest information as to the Indian difficulties and the route across the plains.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, August 23, 1864.

Brigadier-General FISK,

Saint Joseph, Mo.:

General Curtis will be at Fort Kearny to-night. Indians very bad on both Platte and Arkansas routes. Fort Kearny can be reached via Omaha. West of that an escort will be necessary.

S. S. CURTIS,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, August 23, 1864.

Brigadier-General McKEAN,

Paola:

At the Governor's request have ordered a company of One hundred and thirty-eight Illinois to Topeka to report to you by letter. What is the news?

C. S. CHARLOT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.