War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0553 Chapter LX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

May 22, 1865-10. 40 a. m.

Brigadier-General MITCHELL,

Fort Leavenworth:

I have ordered a company of Seventeenth Illinois Cavalry, now at Macon, to report to you immediately. Would it not be safe to guard the stage of Kearny with a few soldiers on it?

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

PAOLA, May 22, 1865-7. 20 p. m.

Major-General DODGE:

The Third Wisconsin can be spared if I can be permitted to use the Fifteenth Kansas temporarily. Please answer to-night. I leave here early in the morning for Leavenworth.

ROBT. B. MITCHELL,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

May 22, 1865-9. 10 p. m.

General MITCHELL,

Fort Scott:

You can use the Fifteenth Kansas, but if possible keep them out of Missouri. Push up the Third Wisconsin. I will order the companies in Missouri up there, too.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, May 22, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel D. J. HYNES,

Kansas City, Mo.:

You will immediately procure thirty days' subsistence and forage and transportation, and hold your command in readiness to march at a moment's notice. If transportation for all this cannot be procured, place such portion of your command in such readiness, and have the remainder of the men prepared with thirty days' rations and forage, and sufficient transportation for active work.

By order of Brigadier General Robert B. Mitchell:

JOHN PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KANSAS CITY, May 22, 1865.

Captain JOHN PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

When in Saint Louis Major-General Dodge informed me that my regiment would be kept for duty along the Kansas border, and be nearly, if not fully, all concentrated about this point. Will you please inform me whether the order has been changed, in order that I may know about making a camp. In case of your moving the detachment already