War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0632 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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know them at the time, but was afterward informed who they whereby a person who knew them. Harris passed himself as Major Green. Lyon passed under his own name. Both claimed to be making for Mexico. I think the information is reliable.

Respectfully, &c.,

G. F. McGINNIS,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS,

Little Rock, Ark., May 27, 1865.

Bvt. Major General F. SALOMON,

Commanding First Div., Seventh Army Corps, and Post of Little Rock:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that organizations of militia within the department be discontinued, the necessity for such forces having ceased to exist. All public arms and accouterments will be collected and turned over to the ordnance department without delay.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN LEVERING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Brigadier General John M. Thayer, commanding at Helena, Ark. ; Brigadier General Alexander Shaler, commanding at Devall; s Bluff, Ark,; Brigadier General John Edwards, commanding at Pine Bluff, Ark., and Brigadier General Cyprus Bussey, commanding at Fort Smith, Ark.)

FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANS., May 27, 1865-11. 45 a. m.

Major-General POPE:

Have received dispatch from General Ford. Everything is going all right with him. The rivers are all high from mountain snows.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, May 27, 1865-5 p. . m.

Major-General POPE:

Forty-eight more guerrillas surrendered at Lexington, and 180 more under a colonel propose to do the same.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

FORT Leavenworth, May 27, 1865.

Major-General POPE,

Saint Louis:

Reports from Red River say Kirby Smith intends to fight; that he cannot get his generals to agree to surrender. Several detachments of his men have left and are making for Missouri. What news from Colonel Sprague?

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.