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not as yet discovered any hostile Indians in this vicinity. I discharged one of them to-day (Mark Wells) for general bad conduct, neglect of duty, abuse of his horse, making false reports, and being totally unreliable on general principles.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN CLOWNEY,

Major Thirtieth Wisconsin Infantry Vol., Commanding Post.

DES MOINES, IOWA, August 17, 1864.

(Received 1.40 p. m.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War:

Probable contingencies require me to have from 10,000 to 15,000 more arms and a light battery, if possible. Second rate guns will do. They will be held subject at all times to your orders.

W. M. STONE.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, August 17, 1864.

Governor W. M. STONE,

Des Moines, Iowa:

I am directed by the Secretary of War to inform you that directions have been given to the Ordnance Bureau to supply the arms requested.

WILLIAM G. MOORE.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 274.

Washington, August 18, 1864.

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24. The following officers will report in person without delay to Major-General Canby, U. S. Volunteers, commanding Military Division of West Mississippi, for duty: Brigadier General T. J. McKean, U. S. Volunteers; Brigadier General Charles A. Heckman, U. S. Volunteers; Brigadier General A. Shaler, U. S. Volunteers.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 101.

New Orleans, La., August 18, 1864.

1. The company of the Fourteenth New York Cavalry now at Pensacola and one company of the Second Maine Cavalry, at the same place, will embark on the steamer Saint Mary's, and proceed without delay to Mobile Point, reporting to Major General Gordon Granger, commanding U. S. forces. The chief quartermaster will cause the Saint Mary's to be sent to Pensacola as soon as possible.

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By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.