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command at Pueblo in two and a half days' drive from this place, provided I can cross the creeks, which I understand are very high. I have thus far been very fortunate with my stock, but I understand that Captain Soule has taken up two that stampeded before I took command. I wish you would have them sent down, as I am very short of horses and they were the best in the company. I shall be out of forage by the time I arrive at Pueblo. I have fifteen days' rations. I have seven Government wagons, a portion of which I shall send back to Ford Garland in the morning. A messenger tells me that the roads are terrible and that the Arkansas cannot be forded at any place, but I shall try and get through as soon as I can.

Yours, respectfully,

ISAAC GRAY,

Captain Co. E, First Cavalry of Colorado.

P. S.-I shall send this by messenger to Pueblo.

I. G.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE NORTHWEST, Milwaukee, Wis., June 3, 1864.

Brigadier General T. C. H. SMITH,

Commanding District of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wis.:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that the three companies of the Thirtieth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry ordered to Saint Paul be sent off to-morrow afternoon, 4th instant, and that you give the necessary orders to the quartermaster's department for their transportation.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. F. MELINE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

MILWAUKEE, WIS., June 3, 1864.

Brigadier General H. H. SIBLEY,

Saint Paul, Minn.:

Send the 80 Indian prisoners to Camp Kearny, Davenport.

By command:

J. F. MELINE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DIST. OF MINN., DEPT. OF THE NORTHWEST, Saint Paul, Minn., June 3, 1864.

Major J. F. MELINE,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, Dept.of the Northwest, Milwaukee:

Prisoners will be sent to Camp Kearny as soon as a steamer can be obtained. Please keep movement secret, thus prevent excitement.

H. H. SIBLEY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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