War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0703 Chapter LX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -UNION.

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in the region of country under your control. You are authorized, so far as the state of your supplies will permit, to relieve the inhabitants on your route when such relief is necessary to prevent suffering.

By command of Major General J. J. Reynolds:

JOHN LEVERING,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

KANSAS CITY, May 31, 1865-10. 30 a. m.

Major-General POPE:

The following shows condition of affairs in this portion of the State:

WARRENSBURG, May 31, 1865.

General DODGE:

There has not been a shot fired north of the Osage for three weeks; farmers are at work in peace. Two hundred guerrillas have surrendered at Lexington, and many more at other points. A story was circulated that eight men, released, were murdered by Colonel Catherwood's men. There was not a word of truth in the story; still it does us some damage.

CHESTER HARDING JR.,

Colonel.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANS., May 31, 1865.

Major General JOHN POPE:

I want that brigade of Michigan cavalry here as soon as it can be sent. If you send me any letters, send them to my office to be sent by messenger. The mail is very uncertain; takes a week sometimes to get here. I shall stay here until I get all these troops off, stores, &c. They move very slow, unless there is some one to punch them up.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

May 31, 1865-2. 10 p. m.

General DODGE,

Fort Leavenworth:

Had you not better order up to Leavenworth the whole brigade of cavalry now here? It is all ready to go. Look well to the force of Indians in Black Hills.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

May 31, 1865-2. 12 p. m.

General DODGE,

Fort Leavenworth:

The Indians at Black Hills Sully is obliged to leave for you to deal with.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.