My nearest station to it is a company of infantry at Olathe, twenty-five miles distant therefrom. They have heard nothing of a train being robbed. My closest cavalry to Westport is at Paola, forty miles off, while Colonel Harding's cavalry is all around it.
CHAS. W. BLAIR,
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DIST. OF THE UPPER ARKANSAS, Numbers 93.
Fort Riley, Kans., May 3, 1865.
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4. Company G, Seventh Iowa Cavalry, is hereby relieved from duty at Fort Zarah, Kans., and will immediately proceed to Cow Creek, Kans., relieving troops at that station. The troops thus relieved will proceed to Fort Zarah, Kans., reporting immediately to the commanding officer of that post for duty.
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By order of Brevet Brigadier-General Ford:
J. E. TAPPAN,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,
OFFICE OF CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,
New Orleans, La., May 4, 1865.
Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Asst. Adjt. General, Military Division of West Mississippi:
COLONEL: I have the honor to report that no information of importance from the enemy's lines has reached this office to-day.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
A. J. JACKSON,
Major, Tenth U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery.
(In absence of Captain S. M. Eaton, chief signal officer, Military Division of West Mississippi.)
MOBILE, ALA., May 4, 1865.
Commanding, Mobile, Ala.:
GENERAL: I learn that Mr. Wagner, son of Peter Wagner, of New Orleans, passed through here early in February last as bearer of dispatches from Maximilian through General Kirby Smith to Jeff. Davis. Another person passed through Jackson, Miss., with duplicates about the same time. I also learn from an intelligent Texas soldier just from Virginia that he had an interview with Mr. Sexton, Member of Congress from Texas, at Petersburg on the 1st of March, who said that it was desirable for all Texas soldiers to hasten home with such arms as they could carry, and be prepared for an organization to regenerate Texas; that it (Texas) should be the last theater of war, if not for the Confederacy at least for the republic of Texas; that assistance was at hand; that the United States, in consideration of regaining the country south of the parallel of 34 deg., would let Texas go as an independent republic as a neutral ground or barrier between Mexico and the