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FORT LEAVENWORTH, October 20, 1864.

Major-General CURTIS:

The following just received:

COMMANDER POST,

Fort Leavenworth:

Have two regiments at this place, but no orders from State authorities.

BYRON SHERRY,

Brigadier-General.

In answer to which I sent the following at 11.50 a. m.:

Send your regiments down immediately to this place, and we will try to have boats to move them forward. General Blunt had a fight last night with Price's forces, and it is no time to stop for orders from State authorities.

By order of Major-General Curtis:

JOHN WILLIAMS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS POST, SECOND BRIGADE,

Atchinson, October 20, 1864.

COMMANDER POST,

Fort Leavenworth:

Send boats to this place and I will forward command. Will need two boats.

BYRON SHERRY,

Brigadier-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, October 20, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Saint Joseph:

If the Lacy is at Saint Joseph please send her down to Atchinson to report to General Sherry immediately to convey troops to the front. Price's main force is at Lexington to-day. If the Lacy is not there please let me know.

By command of Major General S. R. Curtis:

S. S. CURTIS,

Major and Aide-de-Camp.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, October 20, 1864-7 a. m.

Colonel TRACY,

Atchison:

You will immediately move with your command to Fort Leavenworth, Kans., and report to these headquarters. You will immediately inform these headquarters by telegraph when you will start and the number of men you can report.

By order of Major-General Curtis:

JOHN WILLANS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.