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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

May 15, 1865-11. 30 a. m.

Colonel POTTER,

Fort Leavenworth:

General Connor is here. He says that there is no corn at Laramie, Julesburg, or Cottonwood, and only 1,500 sacks at Kearny. What have you on the road?

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, May 15, 1865.

Major-General DODGE:

I have contracted for 25,000 bushels of corn at Denver, 20,000 at Laramie, 20,000 each at Cottonwood, Julesburg, and Kearny; one-fourth to be delivered at Denver and Laramie by the 25th instant, Julesburg by the 14th, Cottonwood by the 6th; balance to be delivered in thirty, sixty, and ninety days, in equal installments. A great portion of this corn is now on the road.

J. A. POTTER,

Colonel and Quartermaster.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, May 15, 1865.

Brigadier General R. B. MITCHELL,

Mound City:

Following just received:

SAINT LOUIS, May 15, 1865.

There is being shipped to-day 900 cavalry to Kansas City, from which point they will telegraph to you for orders. I want them posted on the border so that they can not only protect Kansas, but operate in Bates, Cass, and Jackson Counties, or wherever guerrillas may be in this neighborhood. Don't put them into towns, but keep them active. They can be supplied from Kansas City and other points adjacent to where they operate.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

Telegraph me instructions for them. When will you probably be back?

JOHN PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH KANSAS, Numbers 94.

Fort Leavenworth, May 15, 1865.

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7. In accordance with telegraph is directions from headquarters Department of the Missouri, the Fifth U. S. Volunteer Infantry will move without delay to Forts Riley and Larned. The commanding officer will report upon arrival at Fort Riley to Brigadier-General Ford for further orders. The necessary supplies will be procured in accordance with the directions contained in paragraph I, Special Orders, Numbers 90, current series, that headquarters. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

By order of Brigadier General R. B. Mitchell:

JOHN PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.