HEADQUARTERS ARMIES OF THE UNITED STATES,
Washington, June 17, 1865.
Major-General POPE, Saint Louis, Mo.:
The Eighth Illinois Cavalry is ordered to report to You. If their horses without the men will answer Your propose, You may muster the regiment out of service.
U. S. GRANT,
HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,
June 17, 1865-11. 59 a. m.
Major-General REYNOLDS, Little Rock:
I desire You if possible to send a mounted expedition of not less than 600 men from Fort Gibson or Fort Smith to Fort Cobb, and if the Indians have passed up north toward the Sante Fe road from Fort Leavenworth to follow them and attack them. It is believed that the Comanches and others have gone north to attack the trains on the Santa Fe route. Please report action.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS,
Little Rock, Ark., June 17, 1865.
Major C. C. WHITE,
Provost-Marshal-General, Washington, Ark.:
MAJOR: With this You will receive an order directing yourself and Captain Adams to proceed to Fort Towson, and there parole the Indians lately in the Confederate service and receive the public property that may be turned over by Brigadier General D. H. Cooper, C. S. Army. The train may return to this point, except what You requiring, in charge of the officer bearing this communications. Captain Adams' company will constitute Your escort. It is suggested that You return to Little Rock via Fort Smith. Confer with Brigadier-General Cooper in reference to the garrison that may be required in the Indian Territory, both as to locality and strength of garrison. Sketches of routes are sent. Correct and enlarge them as Your experience may dictate. Copies of additional indorsements on the stipulations of May 26, 1865, are also sent herewith for Your information and guidance. Colonel May will furnish You supplies. He can replenish by sending his train to Camden. Colonel Benham has returned from General Sheridan's headquarters. Troops from this department will not go into Louisiana. Shreveport, &c., are garrisoned from Department of the Gulf.
Very respectfully, Your obedient servant,
J. J. REYNOLDS,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,
Saint Louis, Mo., June 17, 1865.
Major General JOHN POPE,
Commanding Military Division of the Missouri, Saint Louis:
GENERAL: There is no doubt but that all, or nearly all, the tribes of Indians east of the Rocky Mountains from the British Possessions on the north to the Red River on the south are engaged in open hostilities