War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0666 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

Search Civil War Official Records

Major General G. M. DODGE,

Leavenworth City:

GENERAL: There are three regiments of cavalry now at Benton Barracks, mounted and ready to start. Do you want them shipped to you? Answer by telegraph.

A. PLEASONTON,

Major-General and Chief of Cavalry and Artillery.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, May 29, 1865.

Major General JOHN POPE,

Saint Louis:

I gave Major Barnes orders about cavalry. Two regiments to come to me; one regiment to go to Rolla to replace Thirteenth Missouri, which is on march here, and one regiment to be held in Saint Louis to be disposed of on my return.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

(Same to Major-General Pleasonton.)

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

May 29, 1865-4. 30 p. m.

Major BARNES,

Department Headquarters:

Send cavalry to General Dodge, in accordance with his orders.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, May 29, 1865.

Major HANNAHS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

Captain Minor reports form Perryville that on the 22nd his company had a fight with Hilderbrand's gang near Big River Mills. Killed one man and wounded two others. It is supposed that Hilderbrand is dead, as he was one of the wounded.

F. M. MALONE,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, May 29, 1865.

Colonel MORRILL,

Rolla:

Send forward to Fort Riley the rest of Thirteenth Missouri Cavalry. Have one company guard Captain Grimes' train. Push the rest right on as fast as possible. A regiment will be sent you in a few days from Saint Louis to replace them.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.