War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0062 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIST. OF THE UPPER ARKANSAS, Numbers 4.

Fort Riley, Kans., October 17, 1864.

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VII. Major Scott J. Anthony, First Colorado Cavalry, is hereby relieved from the command of Fort Larned and will proceed to Fort Lyon and take command of that post, and will also investigate and report upon the unofficial rumors that reach headquarters that certain officers have issued stores, goods, or supplies to hostile Indians, in direct violation of orders from the general commanding the department.

VIII. Major Anthony will take a sufficient escort from Fort Larned and will order the return of the same to Fort Larned as soon as the duty is performed.

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By order of Major B. S. Henning:

A. HELLIWELL,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE UPPER ARKANSAS,

Fort Riley, Kans., October 17, 1864.

Major SCOTT J. ANTHONY,

First Colorado Cavalry, Fort Larned:

MAJOR: With this your will receive an order* relieving you from the command at Fort Larned and assigning you to the command of Fort Lyon, with instructions to investigate and report upon to rumor in regard to the treaty made at Fort Lyon. I am very desirous to have an officer of judgment at Fort Lyon,a nd especially one that will not commit any such foolish acts as are reported to have occurred there. I am sufficiently well informed in regard to the views of the major-general commanding the department to say that he will not permit or allow any agreement or treaty with the Indians without his approval. In fact, his instructions are now to allow any Indians to approach any post of any excuse whatever. You will also state in your report if any officers have left the district without authority.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

B. S. HENNING,

Major, Commanding District.

OMAHA, October 17, 1864.

Colonel R. R. LIVINGSTON,

Fort Kearny:

General commanding directs that as soon as the grass is dry enough you can burn all south of the Platte Valley. He considers that the grass is not yet dry enough.

JNO. PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EASTERN SUB-DISTRICT OF NEBRASKA,

Fort Kearny, Nebr. Ter., October 17, 1864.

Commanding OFFICERS OF POSTS IN EASTERN SUB-DIST. OF NEBR.:

SIR: The first strong northerly wind after the 21st instant, in the event that no rain falls in the meantime to dampen the grass, you will

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