War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0722 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANS., June 1, 1865.

(Received 3 p. m.)

Major General JOHN POPE:

I have not had telegraph communication with plains for several days. High water in Platte and Loup Fork has washed out cable or torn down line at these crossings. Will send in lists of officers as soon as I can hear from them. Does it include brevet brigadier-generals? I desire to go forward on the record, when you take it up, with such indorsements as you can consistently give me.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANS., June 1, 1865.

(Received 3 p. m.)

Major General JOHN POPE:

Lieutenant-Colonel Davis reports by letter, dated Helena, Ark., May 20, that he has got through at Wittsburg, on Saint Francis River, and is on the way to Jacksonport. He paroled at Wittsburg 2,100 men and officers, and General Thompson says there will be three times as many at Jacksonport. Everything went off satisfactory. But little public property was turned over.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

(Forwarded by Pope to Grant June 2.)

FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANS., June 1, 1865.

(Received 3 p. m.)

Major-General POPE:

The detachments sent out by General Ford to scout the Dry Fork, Walnut Creek, Smoky Hill Fork, and main Republican, all send in reports that they find no Indians between Arkansas and Platte River and no new signs. It is evident that the depredations on the southern route came from Indians far south, who send up small parties. The main expedition is after them.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

(Forwarded by Pope to Grant June 2.)

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI, Numbers 146.

Saint Louis, Mo,. June 1, 1865.

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10. The organization of the First Cavalry Brigade, Colonel Oliver Wells, Twelfth Regiment Missouri Cavalry Volunteers, commanding, is hereby discontinued. The staff officers of the brigade will turn over all public property in their possession to the proper staff departments at Saint Louis, Mo., and report, with the least possible delay, to their respective regimental commanders for duty. All records pertaining to brigade headquarters will be delivered to Captain R. A. Phelan, in charge of department records at these headquarters. Colonel Wells, upon the completion of his duties as brigade commander, will rejoin his regiment at Fort Leavenworth, Kans., or wherever it may be.