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and Berry, from Chariton County. They have been staying in Illinois the past winter. I have no subsistence here for prisoners. Can I send them to you before I get the evidence against them?

H. B. SAYRE,

Lieutenant and Assistant Adjutant Provost-Marshal.

MEXICO, May 10, 1865.

General FISK:

I have Sawney Blue, Ben Saunders, Miller, and Brown, bushwhackers from Illinois, captured by Captain Mitchell's company of militia, of Littleby, in Audrain County. What shall I do with them? The company did nobly. Brown is badly wounded. Captured 4 horses and 5 revolvers.

H. B. SAYRE,

Lieutenant and Assistant Provost-Marshal.

HUNNEWELL, MO., May 10, 1865.

POST COMMANDER,

Macon:

Jim Porter with twenty-two guerrillas stole some twenty horses at and near Palmyra Monday night. They killed Mr. Shaw, a Federal soldier, near Warren, nine miles east of here. Some eight passed through Monroe yesterday morning and were at Florida, fifteen miles south of here, yesterday p. m., and went from there in the direction of Mexico, on North Missouri Railroad. This is reliable.

DUNNING,

Operator.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, May 10, 1865-10 a. m.

Major J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The following dispatch just received. *

ROBT. B. MITCHELL,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

May 10, 1865-3. 30 p. m.

Brigadier-General MITCHELL,

Fort Leavenworth:

Get Fifth U. S. Volunteers ready to march to Fort Kearny and Julesburg. Report when ready.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH KANSAS, No. 90. Fort Leavenworth, May 10, 1865.

1. The detachment of the Fifth U. S. Volunteer Infantry, now at this station, will be immediately placed in readiness to march to Fort Kearny, Nebr. Ter., and Julesburg, Colo. Ter. The commanding officer will

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*See Blair to Mitchell, May 9, p. 373.

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