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CAPE GIRARDEAU, May 14, 1865-9. 25 p. m.

Major-General DODGE:

The Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry can all be shipped to-morrow if the boats arrive.

GEO. D. WAGNER,

Brigadier-General.

ROLLA, May 14, 1865-11. 20 a. m.

Major-General DODGE:

The five squadrons of Thirteenth Missouri Cavalry under command of Lieutenant-Colonel King are stationed between Tuscumbia and Duroc on the Osage, scouting south and west. Colonel King reports he has heard of no guerrillas. Is it necessary that they should remain?

JOHN MORRILL,

Colonel, Commanding.

FORT Leavenworth, May 14, 1865.

Major J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Saint Louis:

The Sixth U. S. Volunteers marched for Fort Kearny at 10 a. m. to-day. Colonel Potter, commanding, was ordered to proceed to Fort Kearny and report by telegraph on his arrival there to General Connor.

JOHN PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(In the absence of General Mitchell.)

DUBUQUE, IOWA, May 14, 1865.

Major-General POPE,

Saint Louis, Mo.:

GENERAL: The late order from the War Department directing the mustering out of all cavalry soldiers who have only to serve until the 1st of October I fear will deprive me of a very large number on my troops and may defeat the object of the expedition. I do not know this positively but I am told so by gentlemen at my headquarters. Major-General Curtis, who is here just from Saint Paul, has telegraphed to Washington to have the order as far as regards his department suspended. I would request under the circumstances you will do what you can to have this order suspended as regards my command. I leave to-night for Chicago, then take the Clinton road to Nevada and Sioux City.

With much respect, your obedient servant,

ALF. SULLY,

Brevet Major-General.

HDQRS. COMPANY M, SECOND MINNESOTA VOL. CAVALRY,

Chengwatona, Minn., May 14, 1865.

Lieutenant GEORGE W. PRESCOTT,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Saint Paul, Minn.:

SIR: A Chippewa Indian named Sod called at this station, making the following statement to me:

Several bands (he says) of the Lower and Upper Chippewas, numbering in all about 500 or 600, were holding a council a few days ago at Mille Lacs. They were in favor