War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0012 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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troubles, and disposed to remain friendly, and to take part against Cheyennes and Kiowas; ' also Little Raven as anxious for peace and friendly relations.

Those bands that have committed depredations should be punished and made to give up stolen property. Colonel Leavenworth has gone to meet the Comanches. Were they part of the Indians whom the scouts reported on Cimarron? You are on the ground and must judge of these matters.

If they are friendly Indians it is the policy of the Government to have them remain so; and those who are unfriendly to punish until they will keep the peace and desist from molesting whites and interfering with our lines of travel.

What news you have send me, and keep me fully posted as to your movements.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, No. 92.

New Orleans, La., April 2, 1865.

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4. Brigadier General A. L. Lee, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to remain in this city until further orders. This order to date from February 3, 1865.

By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

C. H. DYER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, New Orleans, La., April 2, 1865.

Brevet Major-General GRIERSON,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to inform you that no more troops can be drawn from the Department of Arkansas.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. H. DYER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, No. 89.

New Orleans, April 2, 1865.

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2. The Veteran Reserve Corps, Department of the Gulf, Captain W. W. H. Lawton commanding, will report to Brigadier General T. W. Sherman, commanding Southern Division of Louisiana.

By command of Major-General Hurlbut:

J. C. STONE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS LA FOURCHE DISTRICT, Thibodeaux, La., April 2, 1865.

Colonel W. O. FISKE,

First Louisiana Volunteer Infantry, Donaldsonville:

The general commanding directs that you send a cavalry detachment of 100 men from your command toward Lake Natchez. They