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destroy his lodge. He heard of it and went to the council lodge, and after making a little speech shot one of the council, and that night left the encampment, only taking his family, leaving all his effects; and that now he has joined Standing Buffalo, and they are on the Missouri Coteau, and are gathering all the friendly Indians together, and are coming down to surrender; but how much of the above story it is best to believe, I am not prepared to say. They also report the country as being full of war parties, and report that a large force is assembling at Turtle Mountain from both sides of the Missouri River.

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

ROBT. H. ROSE,

Major, Commanding.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, May 15, 1865. (Received 1. 30 p. m. 22nd.)

SECRETARY OF WAR,

Washington, D. C.:

The U. S. consul at Havana reports that the Confederate ram Stonewall left that port on the 11th instant, ostensibly for Galveston. I have warned all commanders on the coast.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

OFFICE OF CHIEF SIGNAL OFFICER,

New Orleans, La., May 15, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

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

COLONEL: I have the honor to state that no information of importance from the enemy's lines has reached this office to-day.

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

FRANK N. WICKER,

Second Lieutenant, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.

(In absence of Captain S. M. Eaton, chief signal officer, Military Division of West Mississippi.)

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, May 15, 1865.

Lieutenant General E. KIRBY SMITH,

Commanding Trans-Mississippi Department:

GENERAL: In the absence of the major-general commanding, I have the honor to request that you will furnish these headquarters with a list of all officers and soldiers of the U. S. Army who have died while held as prisoners of war in your hands. This information is very important to the War Department, in order to determine cases of pay, pensions, &c. It is thought that much information may be obtained from your records and head-boards of the graves, &c. Please have your lists as correct as possible.

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

C. H. DYER,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.