War of the Rebellion: Serial 033 Page 0313 Chapter XXXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, June 8, 1863.

Brigadier-General CARLETON,

Commanding Department of New Mexico:

GENERAL: I inclose herewith a copy of a letter to Colonel Chivington, commanding District of Colorado, instructing him to render you whatever assistance he may be able should he be called upon.

I am also taking immediate steps toward re-enforcing the Santa Fe line, so as to render it safe, and will inform you before long what troops I shall be able to send there.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, June 8, 1863.

Colonel J. M. CHIVINGTON,

Commanding District of Colorado:

COLONEL: I have received information from Brigadier-General Carleton that a rebel force from Texas is threatening a movement into the Department of New Mexico, and that it may be necessary that he should be re-enforced very suddenly. You will, therefore, please hold yourself in readiness to render him any assistance in your power, should it become necessary; and, if called upon, you may move, with such of your command as may be spared without jeopardizing your own district, to General Carleton's assistance, subject to his orders, and without waiting for further orders from these headquarters, reporting, however, anything of the kind you may do. In this matter you are to exercise your own discretion, however, as to the necessities of your own district.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. OF TROOPS ON SANTA FE ROAD, Numbers 1.

Fort Larned, Kans., June 8, 1863.

In compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 116, issued from the headquarters of the District of Kansas, dated Fort Leavenworth, June 1, 1863, the undersigned assumes command of all the troops on the Santa Fe road within the District of Kansas.

J. H. LEAVENWORTH,

Colonel Second Regiment Colorado Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS,

New Madrid, Mo., June 9, 1863.

H. C. FILLEBROWN,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report my arrival here, with seven companies of my regiment, on the 7th instant. The Thirty-eighth Iowa left upon our arrival. The general feeling in this portion of the State, as you are doubtless aware, is adverse to our cause. From the best information I have been able to collect in the brief period I have been here,