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land with a regiment was in Cook County; further than this they did not claim to know anything about the location of rebel forces. They also report that the rumor prevailed in camp that Stand Watie was going to attempt a raid through Kansas, crossing the Arkansas west of this point. No troops except the Fourteenth Kansas have reported here yet. They are all dismounted. I shall except the Fifteenth soon, but they also are mostly dismounted. Have not yet heard anything of horses coming from below. The want of horses and additional troops is a serious obstacle to my doing anything to intercept a mounted force that may design crossing the Arkansas and making a raid north.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAS. G. BLUNT,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, May 16, 1865-10. 40 a. m.

Captain J. McC. BELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Has General Pope returned?

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

May 16, 1865-10. 45 a. m.

Major-General DODGE:

General not yet returned. Expect him by this morning's train from Cincinnati.

JOS. McC. BELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 130.

Saint Louis, Mo., May 16, 1865.

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8. Bvt. Brigadier General George Spalding, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters, in compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 54, current series, from headquarters Military Division of the Missouri, will proceed with his command to Benton Barracks, Mo. The commanding officer at Benton Barracks will designate a suitable location for the command.

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10. The Fifty-third Regiment Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers will proceed without delay by steamer to Fort Leavenworth, Kans., and report to Brigadier General R. B. Mitchell, commanding District of North Kansas, for assignment to duty at Fort Leavenworth. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By command of Major-General Dodge:

J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.