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sonal interest, and for the loyal men of North Missouri, who have suffered much and long, and who should be protected in a legal way, I think.

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

J. T. K. HAYWARD,

Colonel, Commanding.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO., December 12, 1864.

General EWING,

Commanding:

Our scouts, under Lieutenant Cooper, just returned to Bloomfield. They killed 2 guerrillas, and captured 3 horses and the arms of the men killed. It is getting unhealthy again for guerrillas; the leaves have fallen. I should think they would take the oath-until spring.

J. B. ROGERS,

Colonel, Commanding.

SAINT JOE, MO., December 12, 1864-4 p. m.

Captain FRANK ENO,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Harding's command delayed by desertion and mutiny among the men who were paroled at Glasgow; he has sent a full written statement through district headquarters.

JOHN PINGER,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Sub-District.

HEADQUARTERS,

Denver, December 12, 1864.

Major General S. R. CURTIS,

Fort Leavenworth, Department of Kansas:

Following dispatch for you from 100 miles above Fort Lyon, dated 6th instant, has been received:

Since 29th of last month have been after 130 lodges, Arapahoes and Cheyennes. Marched all night 3rd and 4th instant. They broke camp precipitately yesterday morning at 3 o'clock. Can't follow-time of Third Regiment being nearly out. If I can have 1,000 troops can make campaign on Smoky Hill and Republican and close them out.

J. M. CHIVINGTON,

Colonel, Commanding.

Respectfully, &c.,

CHARLES WHEELER,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTH KANSAS,

Paola, Kans., December 12, 1864.

Major C. S. CHARLOT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of Kansas:

Inclosed I send for the information of department headquarters official copies of papers in the case of Colonel C. R. Jennison.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAS. G. BLUNT,

Major-General.