HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Louis, April 7, 1865-10. 30 a. m.
Paola or Fort Scott:
Have Fifteenth Kansas ready to move on arrival of Wisconsin infantry. Telegraph to Sedalia and see where they are.
G. M. DODGE,
HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI, Saint Louis, Mo., April 7, 1865-2. 10 p. m.
Your district extended to include Indian country west of Arkansas, headquarters on Arkansas River. Please repair without delay to Little Rock, reporting for orders in person to me on the way.
FORT SCOT, April 7, 1865.
Your telegram of this date just received. I will be in Saint Louis with as little delay as possible. I have been detained hereby by high water. It will be several days yet before I can cross the streams between here and Leavenworth.
JAS. G. BLUNT,
FORT LEAVENWORTH, April 7, 1865-1. 55 p. m.
I submit following:
OLATHE, April 6, 1865.
Bushwhackers are recruiting very fast, and commit depredations almost daily about Oxford and Little Santa Fe. Vaughan says they are plenty on Spring River. They are coming up as soon as leaves come out, when, to use his words, "they are going to make their support off Kansas. " Thirty men came up under Young about a week ago and are in the vicinity of Lone Jack. I would think one of those companies sent to Hickman Miles the other day would be of more service to our immediate border at Little Santa Fe instead.
W. F. GOBLE,
Lieutenant and Assistant Provost-Marshal.
SAINT LOUIS, MO., April 7, 1865-2 p. m.
Major H. H. HEATH,
District Provost-Marshal, Leavenworth:
Holtzclaw, Gooch, Bragg, and three Peytons, Missouri guerrillas of the worst stamp, are at the Praire House, near Nebraska City. Take prompt measures to secure them.
J. H. BAKER,
Colonel and Provost-Marshal-General.