War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0862 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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FORT KEARNY, August 25, 1864.

Major CHARLOT:

General Sykes, I suppose, will have to relieve General McKean, and unless his health or something else seems to preclude it you may so order. Lieutenant-Colonel Drake will report to General Davies for duty with remainder of his battalion.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

SAINT JOSEPH, August 25, 1864.

Major S. S. CURTIS:

What advice shall I give the Montana government officials touching their route and safety westward? What news from General Curtis?

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, August 25, 1864.

Brigadier-General McKEAN,

Paola, Kans.:

Your order was not sent to-day. Do not leave until your successor arrives. General Curtis telegraphs that General Sykes will be sent to relieve you if his health will permit.

C. S. CHARLOT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

PAOLA, August 25, 1864.

Colonel BLAIR:

Reports here indicate the moving of force of about 300 bushwhackers from the neighborhood of Morristown, Mo., for the purpose of attacking some point south of here in Kansas. This is probably only a feint to cover an attack on some point north. Be on the alert and ready for them if they come.

GEO. S. HAMPTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PAOLA, August 25, 1864.

Colonel C. R. JENNISON,

Mound City:

It is reported here to-night a force of about 300 bushwhackers started from the neighborhood of Morristown last night to attack some point south, supposed to be Mound City. Be on the alert for them.

G. S. HAMPTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF KANSAS,

Fort Leavenworth, August 25, 1864.

Major General JAMES G. BLUNT,

Commanding District of Upper Arkansas:

DEAR GENERAL: Your several letters of recent date in regard to the state of affairs in your district have been duly received and considered.