FORT KEARNY, May 24, 1865.
(Received 1. 25 a. m. 25th.)
Honorable E. M. STANTON,
Secretary of War:
Indications are that Indians, broken up in small forces, intend attacking whole stage line from bridge, Missouri River. May I advise that Colonel R. R. Livingston, of First Nebraska Veteran Cavalry, now commanding this sub-district, who is to be mustered out by consolidation, should be retained. General Connor and others with myself regard his experience as invaluable in the emergency now pending.
HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH KANSAS, Numbers 102.
Fort Leavenworth, May 24, 1865.
Lieutenant-Colonel Pugh, Fifty-third Regiment Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers, having reported with his regiment at these headquarters in accordance with paragraph 10, Special Orders, Numbers 130, current series, headquarters Department of the Missouri, will report to Lieutenant Colonel G. Heinrichs, commanding post Fort Leavenworth, for assignment to duty at this post.
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By order of Brigadier General Robert B. Mitchell:
FORT LEAVENWORTH, May 24, 1865.
Five hundred horses leave here the 26th for Kearny. Have an escort of some kind for them at the Little Blue, at such point as you may designate. How are matters this side of Kearny? A regiment of cavalry is on the way here, which will be pushed right out to the Blue for you.
G. M. DODGE,
HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,
May 24, 1865-3. 20 p. m.
Reports about Fort Rice untrue. General Sully reports to me that runners have come in the that post to notify him that 3,000 lodges of Yanktonnais and other Sioux are on the way there to see him and make peace. Sully has gone up, and, if necessary, will march against Devil's Lake with large cavalry force. His orders for expedition to Black Hills I have countermanded.