War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0788 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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from George dated 3rd instant. Indians crossed Platte northward. Mules stolen by Indians a few days ago have been retaken. This is all the news from Laramie.

GEO. F. PRICE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI, June 5, 1865-9. 35 a. m.

Major-General CURTIS, Milwaukee:

The Third Illinois Cavalry leave for Saint Paul to-day by river.

JOHN. POPE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI, June 5, 1865-9. 35 a. m.

Major-General CURTIS, Milwaukee:

Have you sent orders to Sully at Sioux City? There is so much uncertainty about mails that important orders ought to be sent by messenger. Sully had received no orders from you about the movements up to June 1.

JOHN. POPE,

Major-General.

SIOUX CITY, IOWA, June 5, 1865.

Major-General POPE:

It is the Cheyennes and other tribes that are in the Black Hills and want to fight me. The Sioux have not come into Fort Rice, but large numbers of them are coming into Fort Pierre to talk with me. My troops will start Wednesday; I will start Friday.

SULLY,

General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE NORTHWEST, Saint Paul, June 5, 1865.

Bvt. Major General A. SULLY,

In the Field, near Sioux City, Iowa:

GENERAL: I telegraphed you about the 23rd ultimo to demonstrate in the direction of Devil's Lake with all your available force as General Pope had suspended the order for your movement west of the Missouri. I wrote you a few days after giving more full details of my wishes, urging your early movement, and expressing a wish that you would scout eastward and try and give me notice progress, especially of your arrival at Fort Rice, which I suppose may be the uniting place of your moving column. I have received in response your telegram informing me of probable delay because of the loss of two steam-boats, and another dispatch asking as to provisions if your movement should reach Red River of the North. I telegraphed you on the 23rd instant that "we will have provisions at Fort Abercrombie on the Red River, but think you may better return to Fort Rice. " Fearing some of these dispatches may not reach you, I have concluded to write this, and send it through from here, so there can be no doubt as to your knowing my wishes and expectations. The information brought here by intelligent