War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0445 Chapter LIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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FORT LEAVENWORTH, July 28, 1864.

General FISK:

Have you got the rebs about cleaned out? We have nothing definite for several days. Has the Hannibal and Saint Joseph Railroad been injured? When shall we withdraw from Weston? I have been thinking of letting Captain Fitzgerald go after his family with a small command. What do you say?

S. S. CURTIS,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

SAINT JOSEPH, July 28, 1864.

Major S. S. CURTIS,

Aide-de-Camp, Fort Leavenworth:

The Thornton conspiracy is fast flickering out. We are drag-netting every brush patch and killing a good many of the rascals. Captain Ford's Paw Paw militia have to-day sent in a petition asking that they be permitted to turn again and live. What shall I do with them? The Hannibal and Saint Joseph Railroad is all right, excepting Salt River bridge burned, and I have 200 distinguished rebels rebuilding it.

CLINTON B. FISK,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF KANSAS,

In the Field, Walnut Creek, N. Bend of the Arkansas, July 28, 1864.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Washington, D. C.:

I have arrived here, within thirty miles of Larned, with a force of nearly 400 and two pieces of artillery. The Indians have scattered. The 400 wagons which were besieged at Cow Creek are with me all safe, except the loss of 2 men and some 300 head of stock belonging to Mexican teamsters. I go to Larned to-morrow, when I will prescribe further measures of caution and security for the trains and travel and safety of the settlements on the frontier.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

CAMP ZARAH, NORTH BEND OF THE ARKANSAS,

July 28, 1864. (Via Lawrence August 1.)

Major S. S. CURTIS:

Just arrived. All well. Besieged trains relieved and with me en route to Larned. Have written fully.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF KANSAS,

In the Field, Fort Zarah, North Bend of Arkansas, July 28, 1864.

His Excellency Governor THOMAS CARNEY:

Being informed of the attack on Larned by the Indians, the murder of many drivers, and destruction of property belonging to trains passing on this great Santa Fe road, and also ascertaining that these hostilities