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HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

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

Brevet Major-General SULLY,

Sioux City, Iowa:

Suspend your movement to Black Hills. You will receive orders from General Curtis for a movement from Fort Rice on Devil's Lake. Get ready to make it without delay. Answer.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., May 23, 1865.

Bvt. Major General A. SULLY,

Sioux City, Iowa:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to inform you that the orders for the expedition under your command to the Black Hills are hereby suspended, and that in consequence of recent Indian troubles in Minnesota you will make a campaign under the direction of Major General Samuel R. Curtis, commanding Department of the Northwest, to Devil's Lake. A boat with 200,000 rations for your command has been ordered to Fort Rice.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOS. McC. BELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE NORTHWEST,

Milwaukee, Wis., May 23, 1865.

General A. SULLY,

Sioux City:

The order of General Pope concerning a movement west is countermanded. You will arrange to demonstrate against Indians near Devil's Lake, departing from the Missouri at a convenient point, according to the stage of water. Press supplies forward by water so your cavalry can move light. Will write you fully. Report your receipt of this dispatch.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, Ala., May 24, 1865. (Received 11 p. m.)

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

Washington, D. C.:

General Herron reports that the rebel commissioners at Baton rouge appear to be fully empowered to act for General E. K. Smith. General Brent, the senior commissioner, asks for the appointment of commissioners, or a conference, for the purpose of arranging details. I have directed General Herron to notify the commissioners that I have no authority to entertain any questions that relate to civil matters, and that any arrangement that may be made on the subject of their mission must conform to the conditions that controlled the surrender of General Lee's army, the details corresponding with those agreed upon in the case