War of the Rebellion: Serial 086 Page 0170 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LIII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH KANSAS, Numbers 129.

Fort Leavenworth, October 21, 1864.

Colonel McFarland, Seventh Kansas State Militia, will take command of all militia in and about Leavenworth City and have them ready to move in wagons at 12 to-night, rendezvousing at the market-house, to Wyandotte and the front, and report to Major-General Curtis or Major-General Deitzler. Lieutenant-Colonel Hershfield will remain in command of post, and will assist in carrying out this order. Rations will be furnished at the front.

By order of Governor Carney and General Deitzler.

By order of Brigadier General T. A. Davis:

D. J. CRAIGIE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE NORTHWEST, Milwaukee, Wis., October 21, 1864.

Brigadier General A. SULLY,

Sioux City, Iowa:

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your dispatches of the 7th (two) and 10th (one).* The major-general commanding is highly gratified at the favorable aspect of Indian affairs in your command, and entirely approves of all the measures taken by you as reported in the dispatches referred to. Your reports will be laid before the Secretary of War with the recommendation that the measures therein proposed be approved and adopted. I inclose copy of telegraphic dispatch sent you to-day, which you perceive modifies order in dispatch of the 17th instant. The measures adopted by Adjutant-General Baker, and some additional other things the general commanding is about to take, will obviate the necessity of your going to Southern Iowa.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. F. MELINE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure.]

MILWAUKEE, October 21, 1864.

Brigadier General A. SULLY,

Sioux City:

Your letters of the 7th and 10th. Please remain at Sioux City as long as you think it necessary. I send General Smith temporarily to Southern Iowa until you can settle Indian difficulties.

JNO. POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE NORTHWEST, Milwaukee, Wis., October 21, 1864.

Brigadier General A. SULLY,

Sioux City:

Your letters of the 7th and 10th received. Please remain at Sioux City as long as you think it necessary. I send General Smith temporarily to Southern Iowa until you can settle Indian difficulties.

JNO. POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE NORTHWEST, Milwaukee, Wis., October 21, 1864.

Captain J. E. WILLES,

Commanding Post, Keokuk, Iowa:

CAPTAIN; Your communication of the 18th instant is received. I inclose for your information copy of letter from adjutant-general of Iowa on same subject. Surgeon Taylor is of opinion that there is a

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*See Part I, p. 155, and Part Ill, pp. 698, 773.

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