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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF SOUTH KANSAS, Numbers 5. Paola, Kans., April 20, 1865.

All that portion of the District of South Kansas south of the Kansas River will hereafter be known as the First Sub-District, commanded by Colonel C. W. Blair, Fourteenth Kansas Cavalry, with headquarters at Fort Scott, Kans.

By order of Major-General Blunt:

GEO. S. HAMPTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, April 20, 1865.

Brigadier General JAMES H. FORD, Fort Riley:

The expedition is held on orders from Washington, and cannot move until I hear from there. Keep ready to move at short notice. I think I shall put Fort Lyon in your command.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, April 20, 1865-3,45 p. m.

Brevet Brigadier-General FORD, Ford Riley:

I have ordered Colonel Potter to send you 100 additional ponies. I hope to order you to move in a day or two. These Indian peace movements have seriously interrupted my plants, but I think they will not amount to much. I have no faith in any peace until they are punished.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE UPPER ARKANSAS,

In the Field, Fort Zarah, April 20, 1865.

[Lieutenant J. E. TAPPAN:]

LIEUTENANT: I am now about leaving again for Fort Larned. Have just received the information officially of the murder of President Lincoln and Secretary Seward. Why did you not send it to me before? Send all new of importance through at once. I find eight miles per hour is too fast traveling for our express horses, and in future, unless matters of great importance, you will not order a faster gait than six miles per hour. Tell Captain Scott we must have corn sent up as fast as possible; also, commissary supplies re needed at this post. Call Captain McClure's attention to estimates made for commissary for all the frontier posts.

Yours, truly,

JAS. H. FORD,

Colonel, &c.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIST. OF THE UPPER ARKANSAS, Numbers 11. For Riley, Kans., April 20, 1865.

For the better protection of trains traveling through the District of the Upper Arkansas en route to New Mexico, the following arrangements