War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0104 Chapter LX. LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

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Mo., by Lieutenant-Colonel McMahan, Sixteenth Missouri Cavalry Volunteers, will without delay report to the mustering officer for muster out.

VII. The headquarters of Sixteenth Missouri Cavalry Volunteers is hereby established at Springfield, Mo., Lieutenant Colonel John F. McMahan will retain command of the same until further orders.

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By order of Brigadier-General Sanborn:

WM. T. Kittredge,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

LEAVENWORTH, April 15, 1865-1,30 p. m.

Major-General POPE:

On the 12th I received a telegram from General Dodge directing me, that in view of the threatened raid of Stand Watie, to remain in Kansas until the danger was past, and that orders would be telegraphed me from you, but I have as yet received no such telegraphic orders. Colonel Blair is in southwest part of the State with about 500 men. I received a dispatch from him on yesterday, in which he says there is no danger threatened. If Stand Watie has at any time been north of the Arkansas River he has returned again. I think there is no necessity for my remaining here longer for apprehended danger on the southern border of Kansas. Shall I proceed to Saint Louis in accordance with your telegram of the 7th instant?

JAS. G. BLUNT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

April 15, 1865-2,40 p. m.

Major General JAMES G. BLUNT,

Leavenworth, Kans.:

Yes; come immediately.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

April 15, 1865-1,40 p. m.

Brigadier-General CONNOR,

Denver:

President Lincoln and Secretary Seward were assassinated last night;

Mr. Lincoln while attending the theater; said to be done by J. Wilkes Booth; Mr. Seward at his home. Mr. Lincoln died this a. m., at 7,30; Mr. Seward at 9,30. A general gloom overspreads the community.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF NEW MEXICO, Numbers 13. Fort Sumner, N. Mex., April 15, 1865.

I. Company A, First Veteran Infantry California Volunteers, will proceed without delay from Fort Union, N. Mex, and take post at Fort