War of the Rebellion: Serial 062 Page 0662 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter XLVI.

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PAOLA, KANS., March 19, 1864.

OFFICER Commanding COS. B AND H, ELEVENTH KANS. CAV.,

Gardner, Johnson County, Kans.:

Send one of your companies without delay to this place for temporary duty in this county.

By command of Brigadier-General McKean:

GEO. S. HAMPTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PAOLA, KANS., March 19, 1864.

Captain J. L. THOMPSON,

Commanding, Olathe, Kans.:

Send immediately a detachment of your command (a full company if possible) out to the eastern border of Miami County for its protection. Coldwater Grove and Rockville require immediate attention. This service is only temporary. Further instructions will meet the commander at Coldwater Grove.

By command of Brigadier-General McKean:

GEO. S. HAMPTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTH KANSAS,

Paola, Kans., March 19, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Aubrey, Johnson County, Kans.:

SIR: A detachment has been ordered from Olathe to the east border of Miami County. You will please send courier to deliver the inclosed dispatch to the commanding officer while en route. The detachment will co-operate in watching the country from the Border Ruffian Trail south. You will please put yourself in communication with the commander of the detachment so as to be able to co-operate in securing the safety of the country.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE S. HAMPTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTH KANSAS,

Paula, Kans., March 19, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Detach. en route from Olathe to East. Border Miami Co., Kans.:

SIR: The object of your expedition is to secure the country from a point on the old Border Ruffian Trail, south of Aubrey, to the south line (at least) of Miami County, in conjunction with a detachment already sent from here to Rockville. To this end you will select some convenient point between Rockville and Aubrey as your headquarters and patrol the country thoroughly between these points. Put yourself in communication with the commands at the points mentioned so as to be able to co-operate in protecting the inhabitants and be able to concentrate promptly if a necessity should arise.