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the troops at Fort Scott. Use proper discretion and issue orders by my direction to meet all emergencies. Telegraph me to-night the condition of affairs at Fort Scott. I leave for Leavenworth at 4 o'clock in the morning.

JAS. G. BLUNT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTH KANSAS, In the Field, Fort Scott, November 23, 1864.

Colonel C. R. JENNISON,

Commanding First Brigadier, First Div., Army of the Border, Fort Scott:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding the district directs that you immediately order the troops of your command (except First Colorado and Ninth Wisconsin Batteries) to the same posts and stations occupied by them before the commencement of the campaign. You will direct the commencement of the campaign. You move their commands with the last possible delay. Orders will be given direct from these headquarters to the commanding officers of the First Colorado and Ninth Wisconsin Batteries.

I am, colonel, respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. S. HAMPTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTH KANSAS, In the Field, Fort Scott, November 23, 1864.

Captain W. D. McLAIN,

Commanding First Colorado Battery, Fort Scott, Kans.:

CAPTAIN: The major-general commanding the district directs that you proceed at once with your command to Paola, Kans., and report to the commanding officer of that post for further orders.

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

GEO. S. HAMPTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Similar order furnished Captain James H. Dodge, Ninth Wisconsin Battery.)

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF NEW MEXICO Numbers 43.

Las Cruces, N. Mex., November 23, 1864.

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II. The District of Fort Craig, N. Mex., is hereby abolished. The commander of Fort McRae will make all reports directs to department headquarters, and will make all requisitions for supplies direct upon the chiefs of the several branches of the staff in this department.

By command of Brigadier-General Carleton:

ERASTUS W. WOOD,

Aide-de-Camp.