War of the Rebellion: Serial 084 Page 0598 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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HANNIBAL, August 7, 1864

General FISK:

A band of sixteen were robbing near West Ely yesterday, among them Major Snyder, Captains Kinkard and Frost, and probably Hughes. Our men went out last night, but I have little expectation of catching them.

J. T. K. HAYWARD,

Colonel, Commanding.

PAOLA, KANS., August 7, 1864.

Major M. ANDERSON:

(Through Lieutenant-Colonel Hoyt, Olathe.)

Proceed at once to Olathe and relieve Lieutenant-Colonel Hoyt of his duties. Lieutenant-Colonel Hoyt will again assume command on his return to Olathe. Keep up a continuous scouting.

T. MOONLIGHT.

Colonel.

PAOLA, KANS., August 7, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel GEORGE H. HOYT,

Olathe:

Send Company F, Fifteenth [Kansas Cavalry], Captain Curtis commanding, to take up station at Coldwater Grove, with five days' rations in haversacks; no other equipage or transportation. Captain Curtis will scout into Missouri continually, reporting any discoveries to these headquarters and Olathe. Direct him to keep up communication with Rockville and Aubrey. This arrangement is temporary and the march must be sudden.

T. MOONLIGHT,

Colonel.

NEW ORLEANS, LA., August 8, 1864.

(Received 10 a.m. 16th.)

Major-General HALLECK,

Chief of Staff:

Your dispatch of July 30 received yesterday. The orders relieving General Slocum and assigning General Dana to duty in his place have been issued. I have the honor to request that three brigadier-generals be ordered to report to me for duty if the exigencies of the service will permit it.

ED. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 91.

New Orleans, La., August 8, 1864.

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6. Brigadier General A. L. Lee, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty with the troops now operating on the White River, and will report in person without delay to Major General F. J. Herron, commanding