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FORT LEAVENWORTH, May 13, 1865.

Major General G. M. DODGE,

Saint Louis:

Can you give me a sufficient force of cavalry to make a general cleaning out of guerrillas on the Sni Hills and the border generally? The people on the border are terribly excited.

ROBT. B. MITCHELL,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, May 13, 1865.

Brigadier General R. B. MITCHELL:

I will push another regiment of cavalry up on the border as soon as they can be moved from Cape Girardeau. Brigadier General M. Jeff. Thompson, commanding Confederate forces in North Arkansas, surrendered to me yesterday, which will release some forces for operations west.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, May 13, 1865.

Brigadier General ROBERT B. MITCHELL,

Olathe, Kans.:

General Jeff. Thompson has surrendered to General Dodge, releasing some of General Dodge's cavalry. General Dodge promises to have a cavalry regiment on our border as soon as they can march from Cape Girardeau.

JOHN PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS POST DAKOTA,

Dakota City, Nebr. Ter., May 13, 1865-10 p. m.

Lieutenant F. A. McDONALD,

Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, East Sub-District of the Plains:

SIR: I have the honor to report that I have just received a letter from U. S. Indian Agent Major R. W. Furnas, at the Omaha Agency, stating that a party of five Winnebago Indians fired at the mail-carrier as he was crossing the Omaha Reserve. Colonel Furnas sent a posse of his organized Indian police to arrest the guilty parties, but they were not able to make the arrest. He therefore calls upon me for a detachment of troops to assist him in making the arrest. I start with the required detachment for the Omaha Agency, twenty-eight miles distant, at daylight to-morrow morning, and will report to you promptly what I shall have done.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

Z. JACKSON,

Captain, First Battn. Nebraska Vet. Cav., Commanding Post Dakota.

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