War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0946 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF COLORADO, Denver, August 30, 1864.

Major General S. R. CURTIS,

Department of Kansas:

Have sent company 100-days' men to old Fort Lupton. Will send one to-morrow to Valley Station and one not mounted to Junction Station and one company mounted to Arkansas River. Will in a few days send out one mounted to Latham. The company Eleventh Ohio at Fremont's Orchard seems to be doing nothing so citizens report. I shall go down road in a few days. Can my ordnance, horse equipments, &c., be hurried up?

J. M. CHIVINGTON,

Colonel, Commanding District.

HEADQUARTERS, Sauk Centre, August 30, 1864.

Brigadier General H. H. SIBLEY,

Commanding District of Minnesota:

GENERAL: I have the honor to inform you that on the 26th instant I sent Sergeant McColley and ten men in pursuit of the Indians that had been seen the night before. They returned after scouting all day, and reported having found pony tracks going in the direction of Fort Ripley. It is commonly believed that they were Sioux going to treat with the Chippewas, and these is much uneasiness among the settlers about it, some families form Chippewa being on their way to this place.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOS. HARRIS,

Second Lieutenant Company D, Eighth Minnesota Vols., Commanding Post.

HDQRS. DIST. OF MINNESOTA, DEPT. OF THE NORTHWEST, Saint Paul, Minn., August 30, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel PFAENDER,

Commanding Second Sub-District, Fort Ridgely:

COLONEL: The commissioners for the appraisement of the Sioux reservation on the Minnesota River are desirous of receiving such protection from the hostile Indians as it may be convenient for the military authorities to render. You will cause the country around to be patrolled by a small force of cavalry and scouts from time to time, and if deemed necessary you are authorized to use your discretion in permitting a few of the latter to accompany them as guard. In such case they can perform efficient duty as scouts at the same time.

By command of Brigadier-General Sibley:

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. W. PRESCOTT,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FORT ABERCROMBIE, August 30, 1864.

Captain R. C. OLIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, District of Minnesota:

SIR: Mr. Harris arrived here from Georgetown this morning and reports several small parties of Indians in that vicinity. He camp up