War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0865 Chapter LX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - UNION.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF NORTH KANSAS, Numbers 118.

Fort Leavenworth, June 12, 1865.

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2. The commanding officer Twelfth Tennessee Cavalry will detail two companies of his command to report to Lieutenant-Colonel Heinrichs, commanding post Fort Leavenworth, for duty with the garrison at this post.

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By order of Brigadier General Robert B. Mitchell:

JOHN PRATT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

June 12, 1865 - 9. 50 a. m.

Major-General CURTIS,

Milwaukee, Wis.:

General Dodge has shipped a large cavalry force from Leavenworth to Omaha to go up Loup Fork and thence north along east base of Black Hills to act in conjunction with a column under General Connor advancing from the west against the Indians in Black Hills. Both these columns will cover the country and beat the Indians in Sully's rear.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE NORTHWEST,

Milwaukee, Wis., June 12, 1865.

General A. Sully,

Sioux City:

Your dispatch concerning Indians on Heart River received. * Troops will be sent to support Your rear and left flank after You move forward. I send Major Weed, of my staff, to explain my wishes more fully.

S. R. CURTIS,

Major-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF THE SOUTHWEST,

New Orleans, June 13, 1865. (Received 14th.)

Bvt. Major General J. A. RAWLINS,

Chief of Staff:

I respectfully forward the following views for the consideration of the lieutenant-general I will have the following troops in Texas without the Fourth Army Corps, viz: General Merritt's column of cavalry, 4,000 strong, ordered from Shreveport to San Antonio; General Custer's column, 4,000 strong, ordered to Houston; two divisions of Grangers' corps, which after the 30th of September will number about 7,000 strong, two divisions being under Steele on the Rio Grande and the other will be at Galveston and Houston. The Twenty-fifth Army corps numbers about 16,000 and will be at Indianola, Corpus Christi, and Brownsville. The bulk of the corps will be at Brownsville and that vicinity. This will make a grand aggregate of 32,000 men. To support a larger number of men in Texas will be very expensive, and I think on due reflection

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* See 6th, p. 800.

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