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directed by orderly yesterday, or whether I shall return, via Springfield, to Saint Louis, thence to Memphis, where the brigade I have the honor to command belongs.

F. W. BENTEEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH KANSAS, Numbers 136.

Fort Leavenworth, October 29, 1864.

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2. Lieutenant Colonel I. W. Fuller, Third Arkansas Cavalry, temporarily in command of the post of Leavenworth City, is hereby relieved from duty. The colonel having voluntarily tendered his services, the general commanding takes this opportunity of thanking him for his promptness and efficiency.

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By order of Brigadier-General Davies:

D. J. CRAIGIE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SCOTT, October 29, 1864.

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Rosecrans and Pleasonton are escorting Marmaduke and Cabell to Saint Louis. Curtis and Blunt are pursuing Price with about 4,000 men. Can they not be re-enforced?

J. H. LANE.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH KANSAS INFANTRY,

Paola, October 29, 1864.

Lieutenant J. E. Tappan,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, District of South Kansas:

SIR: I have the honor to report that in obedience with Special Orders, Numbers 1, from headquarters District of South Kansas, dated paola, Kans., October 24, 1864, I left Paola with my command and part of the Sixteenth Kansas State militia at 5 p. m. and proceed to Mound City, Kans., arriving there at 7 a. m., the 25th instant. During the night march Private Gilstrap, of B. Company, and Private Knight, of E Company, Seventeenth Kansas Volunteer Infantry, fell out of ranks and were captured, and from evidence received supposed to have been killed by the enemy. The enemy having passed Mound City and the place considered perfectly safe from any attack from the enemy, I left there the morning of the 27th instant and arrived at Paola at 5 p. m. same day; distance, thirty-five miles.

I am. sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. A. DRAKE,

Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding Seventeenth Kansas Volunteer Infantry.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NEW MEXICO,

Santa Fe, N. Mex., October 29, 1864.

MICHAEL STECK, Esq.,

Superintendent of Indian Affairs, Santa Fe, N. Mex.:

SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your official communication of the 26th instant. It would have been answered