War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0100 Chapter LX. LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

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LEAVENWORTH, April 14, 1865.

Adjutant HEWETT:

Have you any further intelligence from Stant Watie's forces? Have you heard from Colonel Blair since he left Fort Scott? I telegraphed from Paola to Colonel Blair to send Brayton's commission by mail. Has he done so? Answer.

JAS. G. BLUNT,

Major-General.

FORT SCOTT, KANS., April 14, 1865.

Major-General BLUNT,

Fort Leavenworth:

Have no further intelligence of Stand Watie's forces. I have not heard from the colonel since yesterday morning. He had not then reached Humboldt. He said the roads were so bad that it was almost impossible to get along. He seems to think that the Indian war is a humbug. Brayton's commission was mailed to him on the 10th, and should have started the 11th.

WM. H. HEWETT,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT SCOTT, KANS., April 14, 1865.

Captain GEORGE S. HAMPTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Paola, Kans.:

Just received a letter from Colonel Blair, dated Humboldt 12 m., yesterday. He says he has no further information of Stand Watie's forces.

WM. H. HEWETT,

First Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

PAOLA, April 14, 1865.

Lieutenant W. H. HEWETT:

Lieutenant-Colonel Shears, with four companies of the Forty-eighth Wisconsin Infantry, left here yesterday for Fort Scott.

GEO. S. HAMPTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE PLAINS,

Denver, Colo. Ter., April 14, 1865.

Major General G. M. DODGE,

Saint Louis, Mo.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of instructions of March 29 yesterday. * I am grateful for your confidence in me, and hope to merit a continuance of it. The instructions contained in the letter will be carried out. I have already designated posts and depots as directed in your letter. I received a few days since information from commanding officer at Laramie that the hostile Cheyennes were talking of dividing into two parties with the intention of crossing

* See Part I, p. 1295.