HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA,
Omaha, Nebr. Ter., August 13, 1864.
Captain Z. JACKSON,
Co. B, First Batt., Nebr. Vet. Cav., Commanding Post Dakota, Nebr. Ter.:
Your communication of the 9th instant, inclosing Lieutenant Tuttwiler's report of the attempt of Indians to destroy the town of Niobrara, on the 1st instant, has been received. All that can be done upon your line at present is to prevent, as far as possible, any invasions of hostile Indians and to ascertain their number, locality, and intentions. They are in large force along the entire Platte Valley, and have committed many outrages. General Mitchell is at Cottonwood Springs. You will have to use great watchfulness and discretion and the means at your disposal in the best possible manner. Your requisition for ammunition has been delivered to the acting ordnance officer to be filled and forwarded.
I am, captain, your very obedient servant,
FORT LEAVENWORTH, August 13, 1864.
N. A. GILLESPIE,
Agent Overland Stage Line, Atchison, Kans.:
Can some officers go through to Kearny by coach on Tuesday? How soon will you be running to Denver? General Mitchell says Little Blue is all right again.
S. S. CURTIS,
Major and Aide-de-Camp.
Washington City, August 13, 1864-11.35 a.m.
Honorable A. SAUNDERS,
Governor of Nebraska, Omaha:
I am directed by the Secretary of War to inform Your Excellency that orders have been given to Lieutenant Northrop, acting ordnance officer at Omaha, to supply the necessary arms on your requisition.
C. A. DANA,
Assistant Secretary of War.
DENVER, August 13, 1864.
(Received 12.30 a.m. 15th.)
Honorable E. M. STANTON:
Have 200 100-days' men offered if they can be mounted and go at once. Indians reported near here, and we are in great danger for want of troops. Please order quartermaster at Denver to muster and equip as fast as men enlist.