WESTON, April 4, 1865.
Commanding District of North Missouri:
Lieutenant Praul, from Liberty, writes me to-day that of the twenty guerrillas who came into Clay County last week twelve can be accounted for - 2 killed, 3 captured, and 7 have given themselves up. One of the last is here now. I have ordered them to send in the balance, and will forward them as soon as they arrive, unless ordered otherwise. The rest of the gang he thinks have left the country.
H. M. MATTHEWS,
Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Sub-District of the Platte.
HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH KANSAS, No. 1.
Fort Leavenworth, April 4, 1865.
By directions from headquarters Department of the Missouri, until the arrival of Brigadier General R. B. Mitchell, U. S. Volunteers, I hereby assume command of the District of North Kansas. All official communications will be addressed to Captain D. J. Craigie, assistant adjutant-general.
W. R. DAVIS,
Colonel Sixteenth Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, Commanding.
DENVER, April 4, 1865.
Major General G. M. DODGE,
Saint Louis, Mo., Department of the Missouri:
Your dispatch of 29th received. * Have you any instructions about making sub-district of former districts. I would prefer not, but to have all report direct to me. I fear expedition will be detained longer than you anticipated, for want of forage and supplies. Corn thus far at Julesburg and Laramie is consumed as fast as received. Sixteenth Kansas for Third United States have not arrived at Kearny yet.
P. EDW. CONNOR,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE NORTHWEST, No. 12.
Milwaukee, Wis., April 4, 1865.
In accordance with orders from the War Department, a salute of 100 guns, in honor of the capture of Richmond, Va., will be fired at meridian the day after the receipt of this order at each military post and arsenal in this department.
By command of Major-General Curtis:
C. S. CHARLOT,
HDQRS. DIST. OF MINNESOTA, DEPT. OF THE NORTHWEST, Saint Paul, Minn., April 4, 1865.
Major C. S. CHARLOT,
Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. Dept. of the Northwest, Milwaukee, Wis.:
MAJOR: I beg leave, respectfully, to inclose herewith extract from a dispatch of 28th ultimo from the commanding officer at Fort Wadsworth,
*See Part I, p. 1295.