have made seem similar to these prescribed by General McKean, and do not appear to me objectionable. The administrative duties of officers in department and districts, not the number of troops, induce the special assignments, and the officer deserves most credit who preserves the peace of his command with the fewest numbers.
I have the honor to be, general, yours, very respectfully,
S. R. CURTIS,
FORT LEAVENWORTH, December 16, 1864.
Captain H. W. STUBBLEFIELD,
Commanding Post of Wyandotte:
The city and country of Wyandotte not being under martial law the military have no authority. Guard the Government property at Kansas City by furnishing detail until further orders.
THOS. A. DAVIES,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF IOWA,
Dubuque, Iowa, December 16, 1864.
ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL, DEPT. OF THE NORTHWEST:
SIR: The following dispatch was this day received from Captain Pell, assistant adjutant-general:
GENERAL: Mrs. Kelley was delivered up by the Indians on the 9th instant. The Indians talked humbly at the council and seemed delighted to be at peace. They expect you here with presents to ratify a peace.
I have telegraphed back to the Indians that I could not come at present but would write to them and report what they had said to the President.
With much respect, your obedient servant,
HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY FORCES, MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 14.
West Pascagoula, Miss., December 17, 1864.
I. The following-named regiments will be immediately embarked for Lakeport, La., for further service: First Texas Cavalry, Second New York [Veteran] Cavalry, First Louisiana Cavalry, Eleventh New York Cavalry, One hundred and eighteenth Illinois Mounted Infantry. Bvt. Brigadier General Joseph Bailey is assigned to the command of these troops, and will superintended and hurry their embarkation with all possible dispatch.
II. The following-named regiments will proceed, without unnecessary delay, by transports to East Pascagoula, Miss., and report through their commanding officers to Major General Gordon Granger, commanding District of West Florida and South Alabama, for duty: Sixth Missouri Cavalry, Fourteenth New York Cavalry.
III. Paragraph 1 of Special Orders, Numbers 14, current series, from these headquarters, is hereby amended so as to substitute the Twelfth Illinois