War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0413 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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MEXICO, MO., July 26, 1864.

Colonel J. P. SANDERSON,

Provost-Marshal-General:

I have learned that a gang is organizing to rob the Kirksville and Hannibal banks. Suppose their headquarters are at Quincy, Ill. H. Clay Price is prominent in C. Will give in full by mail to-morrow.

ISAAC GANNETT,

Lieutenant and Assistant Provost-Marshal.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF KANSAS,

In the Field, Salina, Kans., July 26, 1864.

General H. W. HALLECK:

The stage has just arrived from Larned. The damage done by Indians amounts to 10 teamsters killed, 3 wounded (2 of the scalped), and the stealing of about 300 head of cattle. Our posts all safe.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF KANSAS,

Fort Leavenworth, July 26, 1864.

Major R. H. HUNT,

Commanding Post Artillery:

MAJOR: I have the honor to state, by direction of General Curtis, that on the 13th instant verbal orders were given to you to send a detachment of artillery to Weston, Mo., immediately, for the purpose of accompanying an expedition against guerrillas, under command of Colonel Ford, Second Colorado Cavalry. Also, that on the 22nd instant you were ordered to proceed to Saint Joseph, Mo., with a detachment of artillery as an escort to a quantity of ordnance and ordnance stores. The above orders have both been complied with. Very respectfully,

S. S. CURTIS,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, July 26, 1864.

General McKEAN.

Paola:

What news of the rebels this morning? I wish you would communicate by express messengers with General Curtis, who was at Salina Sunday night, if you deem it important to change the location of troops. If an emergency overtakes you telegraph me to send you troops and I will do it.

C. S. CHARLOT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PAOLA, July 26, 1864.

Major CHARLOT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

No positive news of the rebels to-day. Enough was discovered last night to prove that I have acted upon the correct hypothesis so far,