War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0846 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS- MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

June 10, 1865- 4. 20 p. m.

General DODGE,

Fort Leavenworth:

I know nothing and have heard nothing of the 1,200 men of Michigan Brigade of whom You speak. Where were they left and when! There are now 900 horses on the river going to Leavenworth in charge of the men of Michigan Brigade who were left here for the purpose.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANS., June 10, 1865.

(Received 4. 20 p. m.)

Major General JOHN POPE:

We are doing everything in our power to forward the expedition. I instructed General Connor to strip his line of cavalry, and I would replace it by cavalry from here, which he is doing. I am shipping one column to Omaha, which goes up the Loup Fork, and thence north along east base of Black hills. General Connor goes with other column along west base ad up powder River. Both columns under his command. Horses for Michigan Brigade not arrived yet.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

June 10, 1865- 4. 20 p. m.

General DODGE,

Fort Leavenworth:

Bear in mind about the post on powder River to be established by Connor. Your supply departments must have supplies on hand for this purpose at Laramie.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, KANS., June 10, 1865

(Received 11. 15 p. m.)

Major G en. JOHN POPE:

All the supplies for Powder River post are well on their way there. I am also sending a water- power saw- mill to be put up there. Since I have been here the quartermaster has sent forward 2,000 wagons loaded with supplies for all points on the plains.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, June 10, 1865.

Major J. W. BARNES,

Saint Louis:

I want Colonel Cole's regiment fitted out and furnished with transportation and everything. Transportation enough to carry sixty days' rations and 200 rounds of ammunition, and all put on boats and shipped