march to re-enforce this post is not so easily done. Judge Arny, from New Mexico, will give you more full and complete information than I have time to write.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. H. LEAVENWORTH,
Colonel Second Regiment Colo. Vols., Commanding Route on Santa Fe Road.
WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington, July 27, 1863-11 a.m.
Major-General GRANT, Vicksburg, Miss.:
The troops sent into Arkansas will act under the orders of Major-General Schofield. This, however, will not prevent you from recalling them to your command if you should find it necessary to do so.
H. W. HALLECK,
VICKSBURG, July 27, 1863.
Major-General SCHOFIELD, Saint Louis, Mo.:
Steele will take command of troops at Helena, receiving instructions from Hurlbut.
U. S. GRANT,
SAINT LOUIS, July 27, 1863.
All my available cavalry, including the Merrill Horse, in Arkansas after Price. I regret that it is impossible to send them to you.
J. M. SCHOFIELD,
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE TENNESSEE, No. 203.
Vicksburg, Miss., July 27, 1863.
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VIII. Major General F. Steele is hereby assigned to the command of the army to take field from Helena, Ark. He will proceed immediately to Helena and report by letter from there to Major General S. A. Hurlbut, commanding Sixteenth Army Corps, for special instructions.
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By command of Major General U. S. Grant:
[T. S. BOWERS,
Major and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE BORDER, Kansas City, Mo., July 27, 1863.
Captain J. A. PIKE,
Commanding Aubrey, Kans.:
SIR: There was a large collection of guerrillas, under Told and Quantrill, on the head of the Sni, in the eastern part of Jackson County,