War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0750 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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that officer and embark with the portion of the Seventeenth U. S. Colored Infantry there stationed for Natchez, Miss., reporting at these headquarters immediately on his arrival. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By order of Bvt. Major General J. W. Davidson:

B. F. MOREY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

Saint Louis, Mo., June 3, 1865.

Lieutenant General, U. S. GRANT,

General-in-Chief:

Letter of Mr. Poston, Delegate from Arizona, asking that regiment of cavalry be sent as escort to himself and other Territorial officers from Leavenworth to Arizona via New Mexico, to be left in Arizona for service against the Indians, with your indorsement thereon, just received. There is no trouble about going as far as Santa Fe. and if additional escort is needed to that place General Dodge will furnish it. The Department of New Mexico is not in this command, and I know nothing of condition of thing there. Do you wish me to send a regiment of cavalry to that department? I have no authority otherwise to order troops out of this division.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

WASHINGTON CITY, June 3, 1865.

Major-General POPE,

Saint Louis, Mo.:

I do not want you to send troops out of your command, unless there is a military necessity for it. Mr. Poston and others will have to avail themselves of the protection of such forces as may be traveling on the plains to reach their homes.

U. S. GRANT,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

June 3, 1865-6 p. m.

Lieutenant Colonel U. S. GRANT,

General-in-Chief:

General Reynolds asks for authority to fill up the Third U. S. Regular Cavalry, now at Little Rock, with recruits from discharged volunteer regiments. I have authorized him to do so. He asks that a field officer of the regiment be sent him, which I respectfully ask may be done.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.