War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0734 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANS., June 2, 1865.

Lieutenant General U. S. GRANT,

Washington, D. C.:

The trip north of Platte River is very much delayed by the crossing of Loup Fork at Columbus and the Platte River at Kearny. If one of the pontoon bridges across the Tennessee in Department of Cumberland could be sent me, it would be taken out from Omaha and placed across these streams and be a great benefit to Government as well as the emigrants, and we could use it for several years. I think I could get it transported from Omaha free of cost to the Government. It could be sent from Nashville to Omaha by boat. The bridge I built at Decatur-French bateau-would be the best. Can it be had?

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

June 2, 1865-4. 09 p. m.

Major-General DODGE,

Fort Leavenworth:

Of course persons excepted in the late amnesty proclamation can neither come back to Missouri nor have the oath administered. The proclamation as specifically that such persons must apply to the President for pardon. No one else has a right to grant pardon under any condition whatever.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, June 2, 1865.

Major BARNES,

Saint Louis:

What regiments have left for this place? Has the Michigan brigade started yet?

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

June 2, 1865-10. 15 a. m.

Major-General DODGE,

Fort Leavenworth:

The Second Missouri Artillery, mounted, will be ready to move by the 9th instant as cavalry.

J. W. BARNES,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

June 2, 1865-4. 09 p. m.

Major-General DODGE,

Fort Leavenworth:

The brigade of Michigan cavalry goes up to Leavenworth to-day. They have only 600 horses, though they number 2,300 men. Captain