War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0397 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.- UNION.

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PAOLA, July 25, 1864.

Major C. S. CHARLOT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Fort Leavenworth:

I would like to have tow infantry companies sent to strengthen Olathe, if they can be spared form Forth Leavenworth. The rebels have commenced moving down south of the river and the militia cannot be depended upon.

THO. J. McKEAN,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding District.

PAOLA, July 25, 1864.

Colonel THOMAS MOONLIGHT,

Fort Leavenworth:

Our troops are concentrating here. I shall stay in camp to- night and hope you may be here to take command by to-morrow evening. The balance you will learn when you come.

THO. J. McKEAN,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding District.

PAOLA, July 25, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel G. H. HOYT,

Olathe:

The troops will concentrate here forthwith. I have ordered Major Anderson to send one company from Aubrey and wait your further orders in regard to the other one. I would like to have the company from the Mission and the one from Oxford and, if you can raise the militia to take its place, the other company form Aubrey also. You will get the papers in regard to the militia by this evening;'s mail, but don't wait. Call on Colonel Keeler for companies to replace the ones sent here and what is necessary to help secure Olathe. Remain yourself at Olathe until everything is spright and then report. Answer.

THO. J. McKEAN,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding District.

PAOLA, July 25, 1864.

Captain L. . F GREEN,

Commanding Mound City:

The troops will concentrate here immediately. Start your company and send messenger to Captain Rees to move his also, and if militia can be got out to replace them all send messenger to Company,, Fifth Kansas Cavalry, also. Call on the proper officer for militia companies. Papers on the subject will reach you by to- day's mail. You had best remain at your post yourself until he militia is militia.

Answer.

THO. J. McKEAN,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding District.

PAOLA, July 25, 1864.

Colonel C. W. BLAIR:

The enemy have commenced crossing south of the Missouri. I am concentrating some of our forces here, and have ordered the companies