HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,
May 19, 1865-4. 45 p. m.
Three officers will do. Order for muster out of cavalry is suspended in your district, and the order telegraphed to Julesburg. If any such order as you mentioned is out, stop it. Have had no answer about Captain Turnley. I can send you all the cavalry you need, but no cavalry will leave your district to be mustered out until I replace them, even it if is considered best to muster them out, so you can go right ahead.
Four hundred horses leave here to-day for you. If you can find any horses in Fort Leavenworth fit for your service Colonel Potter will send them right forward.
G. M. DODGE,
HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,
May 19, 1865-4. 40 p. m.
Please report to me by telegraph last information concerning Indian raid in Minnesota.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE NORTHWEST,
Milwaukee, Wis., May 19, 1865.
Major General JOHN POPE,
Indians drove in our pickets at Fort Rice and captured considerable private stock from herdsmen. Two soldiers killed. Public stock safe. Some trouble at Wadsworth. Two Indians killed, one the nephew of Irec-pa-du-tah. Six citizens and one soldier killed near Mankato by party led by Carpenter, a half-breed, who was taken and hanged. Report of Indians in force on Saint Peter's River, about 100 miles above. Have expedition out in search of them.
S. R. CURTIS,
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,
New Orleans, May 20, 1865.
Major General E. R. S. CANBY,
An officer of General Banks' staff received an unofficial letter from Colonel Sprague dated Mouth Red River, May 18, stating that Kirby Smith will not surrender. General Buckner intends, if Smith should change his opinion, to cut himself a way through Texas into Mexico with the more exasperated portion of the army.
P. J. OSTERHAUS,