War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0544 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, May 22, 1865.

Major-General POPE:

Following is dispatch I referred to:

WASHINGTON, May 20, 1865.

Captain INGHAM CORYELL:

Telegram received. Retain all horses until further orders; suspend shipment to Fort Leavenworth. Lieutenant-General Grant requires 2,500 cavalry horses for an emergency.

JAS. A. ELKIN,

Brevet Brigadier-General in Charge.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

May 22, 1865.

Major-General DODGE:

Please send me as soon as you can copies of dispatches about surrender of guerrillas in Missouri.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

May 22, 1865-2. 35 p. m.

Major-General DODGE:

Please include in the copies of dispatches those concerning Holtzclaw, Quantrill, &c., received the other day. I wish to make a report to Washington.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., May 22, 1865.

Major-General POPE:

General Connor reports that 500 Indians attacked three crossings on Sweetwater and tore down telegraph wire. He says the Indians are coming down from the north in large bodies, and threaten the line all the way to Saint Lake, and that he will need considerable more cavalry. I think we better get a few regiments at Fort Leavenworth, besides those here. If I have to throw in more troops on the South Pass line it will take some three regiments more.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

May 22, 1865-3. 40 p. m.

General DODGE:

Have nothing to do with quarrels about civil officers in this State. The military have nothing to do with it.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.