War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0079 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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Company F, Sixteenth Kansas Cavalry, killed, and some citizens missing. Took about $5,000 worth of property. Myself and others ran for life. Stop the Emilie; they say they have use for her. I will be there to-morrow.

THOMAS J. WILSON,

Captain Company E, Eighty-second Enrolled Missouri Militia.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH KANSAS, Numbers 57.

Fort Leavenworth, July 7, 1864.

I. In the absence of Colonel Jennison, Colonel Goodwin, of the One hundred and thirty-eight Illinois Infantry Volunteers, will assume command of the post of Fort Leavenworth.

II. The One hundred and thirty-eighth Illinois will report to the commanding officer of the post of Fort Leavenworth for duty.

III. Lieutenant-Colonel Davis, Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, will, with Company E, Captain Fitzgerald, Company F, Captain Miller, and Company H, Captain Stubblefield, of the Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, assume command of the southern defenses of Leavenworth City. Headquarters of the command and of the regiment will be about one mile south of that place, and he will co-operate with the military authorities of the city for the general good.

IV. Captain Hall, Company G, Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, will assume command of the remainder of the regiment at the post of Fort Leavenworth.

By order of Brigadier General T. A. Davies:

D. J. CRAIGIE,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, July 7, 1864.

Colonel CHIVINGTON,

Denver:

Have sent messenger to Lyon with orders and instructions. If you cannot come through with part of the force as directed some discreet commander should proceed to Larned and report immediately. Keep what howitzers you now have in Colorado, with a proper garrison there. What further news of Indian troubles near mountains or near Denver?

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

HDQRS. DIST. OF MINNESOTA, DEPT. OF THE NORTHWEST,

Saint Paul, Minn., July 7, 1864.

Brigadier General W. S. KETCHUM,

Present:

GENERAL: I have the honor to inclose herewith a precise statement* of the disposition of the military strength of the district, as

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*Not found.

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