HEADQUARTERS SOUTH SUB-DISTRICT OF THE PLAINS,
Denver, Colo. Ter., June 19, 1865.
Captain GEORGE F. PRICE,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Julesburg, Colo. Ter.:
CAPTAIN: I have the honor respectfully to transmit copy of report (marked A) from Captain Kerber, commanding at Fort Garland, original received this day. Also a copy (marked B) of Captain Stillwell's (commanding Camp Fillmore) letter stating that he had been informed by W. Braig, citizen, that 500 Ute Indians were committing depredations, and his action thereon, original copy received this day. Also a copy of Captain Stillwell's instructions (marked C) to Lieutenant Murrell, copy received this day.
All of which is respectfully submitted for the information of the general commanding.
Very respectfully, Your obedient servant,
C. H. POTTER,
Colonel Sixth U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.
J. S. GRAHAM,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
(In the absence of the colonel commanding.)
[Inclosure Numbers 1.]
Fort Garland, Colo. Ter., June 13, 1865.
Lieutenant J. S. GRAHAM,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Denver, Colo. Ter.:
SIR: I have the honor to report that 100 Jicarrilla Apaches, of New Mexico, have arrived in this country with the intention to join the Utes, at present in the Wet Mountain Valley. Considering the doubtful good behavior of the Ute Indians, I did not think it for good to allow these Apaches to advance any farther north; therefore met them eighteen miles south from here on last Saturday, and have forbidden them to move any farther into our Territory. The Apaches had leave from their Indian agent to come up here and hunt, what I consider not right, here being enough Indians of our own Territory.
I am, sir, Your obedient servant,
Captain, Veteran Battalion First Colorado Cavalry, Commanding Post.
[Inclosure Numbers 2.]
Camp Fillmore, Colo. Ter., June 16, 1865.
ACTING ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,
South Sub-District of the Plains, Denver, Colo. Ter.:
SIR: I have the honor to inclose herewith copy of communication from W. Craig, formerly captain and assistant quartermaster, U. S. Army, relating to depredations being committed by the Ute Indians; also a copy of my instructions* in relation to the matter to Lieutenant Murrell, Veteran Battalion First Colorado Cavalry. Shall forward
*See inclosure Numbers 3.