less than fifteen days' rations, besides what are in possession of the troops.
Commanders of divisions and the chief of artillery will take charge that a sufficient quantity of ammunition is transported with their respective commands.
The six companies of United States Infantry and the Engineer Regiment will be assigned one steamer for their transportation.
The chief quartermaster will leave one assistant at this place, to forward the remaining wagons and supplies of this command to Memphis.
By order of General Pope:
HDQRS. DISTRICT OF KANSAS, Numbers 4.
For Leavenworth, April 10, 1862.
I. In pursuance of General Orders, Numbers 77, from Headquarters Department of the Mississippi, dated Saint Louis, Mo., April 6, 1862, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the District of Kansas.
II. Captain Thomas Moonlight, Light Artillery, Kansas Volunteers, is hereby appointed acting assistant adjutant-general of this district.
III. The other staff officers of this district will continue as before.
S. D. STURGIS,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Saint Louis, April 16, 1862.
Brigadier General LORENZO THOMAS,
Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:
SIR: I have the honor herewith respectfully to transmit for the information of the Secretary of War, and official copy of a letter of instructions to Brigadier General J. W. Denver, dated April 5, 1862; also of one to Brigadier General S. D. Sturgis, dated one day later; these papers having been called for by the Secretary of War.*
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. C. KELTON,
CONFEDERATE CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.
+Pocahontas, Ark., November [1-], 1861.
Major General LEONIDAS POLK, C. S. A.,
Commanding First Division, Western Department, Columbus, Ky.:
GENERAL: Since my dispatch of the night of the 5th I have continued my steps of precaution and preparation for defense without intermission. Details in respect to them are at present unnecessary.
* See pp. 664, 668.
+ Original received too late for insertion in Series I, Vol. III.