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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIST. OF THE UPPER ARKANSAS, Numbers 118.

Fort Riley, Kans., June 14, 1865.

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8. The detachment of troops composed of Squadron L, Thirteenth Missouri Cavalry, and Company A, Fifth U. s. Volunteer Infantry, will immediately proceed to Republic County, Kans., and there establish themselves in camp. The commanding officer of the detachment will keep constantly on the alert, frequently sending out scouting parties to ascertain if there are any Indians in that section of country, reporting constantly to these headquarters any movement. He will afford to the settlers all the protection in his power. The depot commissary of subsistence at Fort Riley will furnish each company with fifteen days' rations. The depot quartermaster at Fort Riley will furnish the necessary transportation.

By order of Brevet Brigadier-General Ford:

J. E. TAPPAN,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE UPPER ARKANSAS,

Fort Riley, Kans., June 14, 1865.

Colonel E. C. CATHERWOOD,

Commanding Thirteenth Missouri Cavalry, En Route:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs that You push through to Cow Creek as fast as possible, traveling not less than twenty-five miles a day, if compatible with the good condition of Your animals on Your arrival.

Very respectfully, Your obedient servant,

J. E. TAPPAN,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE UPPER ARKANSAS,

Fort Riley, Kans., June 14, 1865.

Colonel E. C. CATHERWOOD,

Commanding Thirteenth Missouri cavalry, En Route:

COLONEL: Reports from commanding officers of Cow Creek and Zarah (both posts in Your sub-district) just received. Large bodies of Indians are threatening this line of travel; they have had several skirmishes with our troops. Hurry up and get down there as quick as You possibly can. Upon Your arrival use Your best endeavors to follow up and chastise these war parties; at the same time keep sufficient force along the line to furnish escorts to trans and coaches.

Yours, respectfully,

JAS. H. FORD,

Brevet Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE UPPER ARKANSAS,

Fort Riley, Kans., June 14, 1865.

Colonel E. C. Catherwood,

Commanding Thirteenth Missouri Cavalry, En Route:

COLONEL: The general commanding directs that You will not allow Your men to interfere with the Delaware Indians in any manner, and