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[Inclosure Numbers 3.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS SUB-DISTRICT NO.3, DISTRICT OF SOUTH KANSAS, Numbers 8.

Paola, August 17, 1864.

I. The Kansas State Militia of Miami County, in active service on the border, are hereby relieved from duty and permitted to return to their homes, and they are directed to hold themselves in readiness to concentrate at an hour's warning and occupy the stations now filled by the U. S. troops in the case of a threatened invasion and their withdrawal.

II. The Thirteenth Regiment Kansas State Militia, now in active service in Johnson County, is hereby relieved from duty.

III. The colonel commanding is directed to hold his regiment in readiness for concentration at any hour to occupy the stations now filled by U. S. troops in case of a threatened invasion and their withdrawal.

By order of Colonel T. Moonlight:

JAS. E. GREER,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTH KANSAS,

Paola, August 17, 1864.

Colonel G. A. COLTON,

Commanding Fifth Regiment Kansas State Militia, Paola, Kans.:

COLONEL: The general commanding the district directs me to say that you can relieve from further duty the militia of your regiment called into active service under his requisition of the 25th of July, 1864.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. H. HAMPTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, August 17, 1864.

Colonel TREAT,

Atchison:

Senator Pomeroy is here. I will accept 250 of your best men, and will furnish hard bread, salt, sugar, and coffee for thirty days, with arms and ammunition. You must get the freighters to furnish teams. If you can do this answer at once, and I will sent up by first boat the things. Great dispatch is necessary. I shall be at Atchison in the Emilie at from 10 to 12 o'clock m. with arms, &c. Meet me at the boat; fail not.

THOS. A. DAVIES,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH KANSAS, Numbers 87.

Fort Leavenworth, August 17, 1864.

1. Colonel L. S. Treat, Twelfth Kansas State Militia, will call into the U. S. service for thirty days 260 men to go against the Indians. They will be furnished with arms, ammunition, and rations of hard bread,