in Minnesota in relation to the late Indian raid. I am very sorry to have done any injustice to officers of your staff in the matter of the publications in the Milwaukee Sentinel. I never supposed that you yourself had any knowledge that such publications had been made through information given at your headquarters. The reasons I assigned for not giving publicity to such matters, especially in exaggerated form, I think you will agree with me are conclusive. If you apprehend anything serious from that Chippewas it will be well to take immediate steps to prevent it. Hole-in-the-Day has long been a dangerous and troublesome character, and if he has been in any manner concerned in stirring up bad feeling among the Chippewas he ought to be arrested and held as a hostage at Fort Snelling, with such other Chippewa chiefs as are concerned in fomenting trouble. If you absolutely need another cavalry regiment in Minnesota I can probably manage to send one in a week or so. I cannot get a regiment sooner.
I am, general, respectfully, your obedient servant,
HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,
May 29, 1865-1. 40 p. m.
I have ordered 100 ponies to be sent you to mount some of your infantry at Fort Rice. Boat left here Saturday with 200,000 rations for you, to be delivered at Fort Rice or elsewhere. Also ordnance to replace that lost.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE NORTHWEST,
Milwaukee, May 29, 1865.
Have written fully. Arrange your departure as fast as you can. Telegraph your requisitions to Saint Louis. Will confer as to sending rations to Red River.
S. R. CURTIS,
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,
New Orleans, May 30, 1865.
SECRETARY OF WAR,
Washington, D. C.:
I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your telegram of the 28th instant, and to express my thanks for your king expression of confidence. I trust to merit a continuance of that confidence. I will write more particularly by mail.
E. R. S. CANBY,