War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0539 Chapter LX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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I take this occasion to assure you how sensible I am of your kindness to myself and family, and with high regards, I am, very truly, your friend,

F. L. CLAIBORNE.

[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

New Orleans, La., May 26, 1865.

Respectfully forwarded to Major-General Canby, commanding Military Division of West Mississippi, for his information.

N. P. BANKS,

Major-General, Commanding.

[Second indorsement.]

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, May 27, 1865.

Respectfully returned.

I have no reason to believe that there is any organization for the purpose of invading Mexico, although I have no doubt that many of the disbanded troops will make their way into that country. This difficulty has been anticipated, and a sufficient force is in readiness to sail to the Rio Grande, and will arrive in season to prevent any serious complications on the Mexican frontier.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., May 22, 1865. (Received 1 p. m.)

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT:

The quartermaster here has received orders to retain 2,500 horses for special service of General Grant. I presume they are intended for the brigade of cavalry now here. Will you please give Colonel Elkin orders to have these horses issued to me as fast as received. I need cavalry on plains badly.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., May 22, 1865. (Received 1 p. m.)

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT:

I think it will be well to send two more brigades of veteran cavalry to Saint Louis in order that I may push them out to the plains to relieve the cavalry now there which is to be discharged on account of expiration of service on 1st of October. I would like to have these brigades as soon as convenient, and I hope they will be sent with arms and horses.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., May 22, 1865. (Received 1 p. m.)

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

General-in-Chief:

Can permission now be obtained from English minister to pursue hostile Indians into British uninhabited territory? I wish to send a