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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTH KANSAS,

Paola, August 2, 1864.

Colonel C. R. JENNISON,

Commanding Sub-District, Numbers 1, Mound City, Kans.:

COLONEL: One company of the Fifteenth is ordered to report to you in place of the company of the Eleventh, ordered from Humboldt. When this arrives here your other company will be ordered from Olathe to Mound City. The field and staff officers will be transferred as soon as practicable, consistent with safety.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. S. HAMPTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DIST. OF THE UPPER ARKANSAS, Numbers 1.

Fort Riley, August 2, 1864.

I. In obedience to General Orders, Numbers 41, Department of Kansas, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the District of the Upper Arkansas, headquarters at Fort Riley.

II. The following named staff officers are announced, and will be respected accordingly: Captain H. G. Loring, Tenth Kansas Volunteers, aide-de-camp and acting assistant adjutant-general; Captain R. J. Hinton, Second Kansas Colored Volunteers, aide-de-camp; Lieutenant J. E. Tappan, Second Colorado Volunteer Cavalry, aide-de-camp.

J. G. BLUNT,

Major-General.

ACTG. ASST. PROVOST-MARSHAL-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Madison, Wis., August 2, 1864.

Major General JOHN POPE,

Commanding Department of the Northwest, Milwaukee, Wis.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 1st instant, and in reply to say that, in my opinion, military aid will be necessary in this State to enforce peacefully the draft ordered to be commenced on the 5th proximo. Four companies will doubtless be necessary at Milwaukee, as there is more apprehension of disturbances at that point than any other in the State. Two commissioned officers and about thirty enlisted men, it is believed, will be sufficient to insure order at each of the provost-marshals' headquarters at Janesville, Prairie du Chien, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, and La Crosse.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. S. LOVELL,

Lieutenant Colonel 18th Infty., Actg. Asst. Provost-Marshal-General, Wis.

HEADQUARTERS,

Fort Abercrombie, Dak. Ter., August 2, 1864.

Captain R. C. OLIN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, District of Minnesota:

CAPTAIN: Upon a through inspection of this post I find it condition and wants as follows, viz:

First. Condition: the stockading of the fort has been let incomplete. The whole of the river front is in an open, defenseless condition. The

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