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the 9th instant, relative to Indians being absent from the reservation. * Captain Bristol's request has been complied with by sending a mounted party under Captain Fritz out after the straggling Indians. (See inclosed copy of post orders and my letter of instructions to Captain Fritz. *) It is believed that, besides the Indians mentioned by Captain Bristol, none are absent from the reservation elsewhere.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. McCLEAVE,

Major, First California Cavalry, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

May 12, 1865-9. 20 a. m.

Major-General CURTIS,

Milwaukee:

By direction of the major-general commanding have ordered General Sully to proceed to Sioux City without delay.

JOS. McC. BELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

May 12, 1865-9. 20 a. m.

Bvt. Major General A. SULLY,

Tremont House, Chicago, Ill.:

You will proceed without delay to Sioux City.

JOS. McC. BELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

NEW ORLEANS, LA., May 13, 1865.

(Received 3. 55 p. m. 18th.)

Bvt. Major General J. A. RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff:

Your dispatch of the 6th instant has been received, and Captain McFarland has been ordered to return to his station at Key West.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

OFFICE OF THE CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

New Orleans, La., May 13, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Asst. Adjt. General, Military Division of West Mississippi:

COLONEL: I have the honor to submit to your consideration the following report of information received at this office this 13th day of May, 1865: Lieutenant G. G. Curtiss telegraphs from Baton Rouge that he is informed that General Kirby Smith was recently shot and killed at Alexandria by one of his own officers during a controversy about the surrender of the Confederate forces in the Trans-Mississippi Department; also, that Jefferson Davis and several other fugitive Confederate

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* See p. 378.

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