War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0184 Chapter XLVI. LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

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reach him by to-night. I have no advices yet of the troops operating below them in that region, although Colonel Phelps is rumored to be in the vicinity of Berryville.

JOHN B. SANBORN,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

KANSAS CITY, MO., January 29, 1864.

Major O. D. GREENE,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Saint Louis, Mo.:

Colonel Ford arrived with but small part of his command. He wants Lieutenants Wright and Allen, supernumerary officers, just arrived from Denver, mustered out. Shall I order it?

THOS. EWING, JR.,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE KANSAS,

Fort Leavernworth, January 29, 1864.

Brigadier General THOMAS EWING, JR.,

Kansas City, Mo.:

GENERAL: I hope you will continue to act, if occasion requires, on either side of the line, till you are relieved, according to your orders. Suppose the Kansas troops on the Missouri side cannot leave and must be controlled by you. I expect to make a hasty visit to the southern part of the State before determining as to new arrangements.

Very truly, yours,

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON, January 29, 1864-11 a. m.

Major General S. R. CURTIS,

fort Leavernworth, Kans.:

Some citizens of Missouri having represented to the President that there is special danger of renewed troubles in the neighborhood of Kansas City and on the route toward New Mexico, he directs that your attention he called to the matter, so that, if necessary, measures may be taken to prevent the apprehended disturbance.

H. W. HALLECK,

General-in-Chief.

(Similar dispatch, same date, to General Rosecrans.)

OFFICE CHIEF QUARTERMASTER, DEPT. OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, La., January 30, 1864.

Brigadier General C. P. STONE,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: The letter of General Dana to General Ord is received and carefully considered. It appears to be substantially true that his quartermasters are of little assistance and little rear value to the service, and that his boats are out of repaid, unsafe, and not equal to what he demands. The defective and unsafe boats are due in a great