War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0042 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Louis, April 6, 1865-8 a. m.

Brigadier General P. E. CONNOR,

Denver:

The commanding officer of Sixteenth Kansas Cavalry should be brought to account for his delay. It is near two months since he left Fort Leavenworth, time enough to walk to Kearny and return twice.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Louis, April 6, 1865-2. 45 p. m.

Brigadier-General CONNOR,

Denver:

I have ordered the engineers on plains from my headquarters to report to you for approval of their plans. In selecting post at Julesburg, which I think must be an important depot, great care should be had that the right plan is selected; also give instructions at Cottonwood about that post as you deem best. I think an order has been reissued to move the stage station. I do not know as it is necessary; you have been there and are the judge. How are you off for supplies? Don't let us get behindhand.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Louis, April 6, 1865-11. 45 p. m.

Brigadier General P. E. CONNOR,

Denver:

You must divide up your command to the best advantage of the service. I have preference in the matter. Bvt. Brigadier General Guy Henry has been ordered to report to you.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

OPPOSITE DONALDSONVILLE, April 7, 1865.

(Received 12. 30 p. m.)

Lieutenant Colonel W. D. SMITH,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

My scouting parties have just come in. One met a detachment of Eighteenth New York Cavalry at College Point. No enemy were seen by either of the parties.

C. H. PARKHURST,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Third Rhode Island Cavalry.

BONNET CARRE, April 7, 1865.

(Received 1. 15 p. m.)

Lieutenant Colonel W. D. SMITH,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

Have just heard from Lieutenant-Colonel Parkhurst. I can learn of no enemy anywhere in district and no indications of any except that