War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0575 Chapter LX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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FORT LEAVENWORTH, May 23, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel D. J. HYNES,

Kansas City, Mo.:

General Mitchell has been absent for some days; returns to-night, and, as he has been in direct communication with General Dodge while he was away, I am unable to answer your inquiries until to-morrow. The company of your regiment at Macon has been ordered to report to General Mitchell.

JOHN PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MILWAUKEE, WIS., May 23, 1865.

(Received 9 a. m. 24th.)

General JOHN POPE:

Your dispatch relating to movement on hostile Indians near Devil's Lake received. Have sent orders to General Sully accordingly.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

May 23, 1865-10. 30 a. m.

Major-General CURTIS, Milwaukee, Wis.:

Your letter of May 11 just received. I have sent orders to Sully to stop his movement to Black Hills. He awaits your orders. In moving against Devil's Lake the best point to start from is Fort Rice. Sully can take twelve companies of cavalry and some small guns with him. He no doubt has transportation enough for the expedition to Devil's Lake. Send him orders immediately to Sioux City. I have again applied for authority to pursue Indians into British territory. Without it I fear we can't accomplish much. Use all the troops in your department as you think best. Will write.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

May 23, 1865-10. 30 a. m.

General CURTIS, Milwaukee:

I have sent a small steamer to Fort Rice with rations for Sully's expedition to Devil's Lake.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE NORTHWEST,

Milwaukee, May 23, 1865.

[General POPE:]

GENERAL: Yours of the 20th instant, complaining of an article of recent date in the Milwaukee Sentinel, which attempts to give details of Indian views and some details of proposed Indian movements [received]. So far as I could judge of the article, it seemed mainly remarkable for errors of fact. The first I saw of your order to General Sully was fully set out in a Sunday morning [Dubuque] paper of the