MACON, May 11, 1865.
A force of bushwhackers 200 strong demanded the surrender of Lexington to-day. Be on the lookout for any parties who attempt to cross the river.
W. T. CLARKE,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,
May 11, 1865-3 p. m.
Has not Colonel Maynadier, of Fifth U. S. [Volunteers], arrived at Leavenworth with rest of the regiment? Has the Sixth U. S. [Volunteers] arrived? If so, get them ready to march as soon as possible, and report when ready, and hold Fifth until rest of regiment and officers get there.
G. M. DODGE,
FORT LEAVENWORTH, May 11, 1865-3 p. m.
The Fifth U. S. Volunteers is ready to move. Detachment of fifty of them with Captain Butler at Saint Louis. Seven companies are under command of a first lieutenant.
ROBT. B. MITCHELL,
HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,
May 11, 1865-2. 25 p. m.
Colonel C. H. POTTER,
Sixth Regiment U. S. Volunteers, Fort Leavenworth:
Report for orders without delay to Major-General Dodge.
JOS. McC. BELL,
FORT LEAVENWORTH, May 11, 1865-7. 20 p. m.
I have the honor to report to you for orders in accordance with orders just received from Major-General Pope. The Sixth U. S. Volunteers, 950 enlisted men and 26 commissioned officers, present.
C. H. POTTER,
Colonel Sixth U. S. Volunteers.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NEW MEXICO,
Santa Fe, N. Mex., May 11, 1865.
ADJUTANT-GENERAL OF THE ARMY,
Washington, D. C.:
GENERAL: In order to give protection to trains passing over the Cimarron route to and from New Mexico during the present summer