force the proper base lines for operating against Indians, because our reserve on these lines connect with the emigration, and troops and emigrants are natural supports. Knowing, Governor, your earnest zeal and your connection with both the Interior and War Departments, I hope your efforts will be useful in preserving harmonious action between soldiers and agents till the hostile Indians are fully subdued or exterminated.
I have the honor to be, Governor, your very obedient servant,
S. R. CURTIS,
IN THE FIELD, Boonville, Arkansas River, November 24, 1864.
Major General S. R. CURTIS:
Indians attacked two trains below Fort Lyon. Killed 4 men, drove off twenty head of stock. Will clean them out, if possible, in a few days.
J. M. CHIVINGTON,
MILWAUKEE, WIS., November 24, 1864.
Major General H. W. HALLECK,
Washington, D. C.:
Dispatch received. Leave to-day. Be in Washington on Saturday night (26th).
MILWAUKEE, November 24, 1864.
Richmond House, Chicago:
I am ordered to Washington. Wish you to come here and take charge of department. I will pass through Chicago this evening to Fort Wayne depot.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE NORTHWEST, Numbers 52.
Milwaukee, Wis., November 24, 1864.
Brigadier General A. Sully will assume temporary command of this department, in the absence of the major-general commanding, and until further orders.
By command of Major-General Pope:
J. F. MELINE,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
CITY POINT, VA., November 25, 1864-12 p.
Whilst in Washington I urged the removal of Rosecrans and the substitution of Dodge for his place. I would like you to urge this upon