War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 0990 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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not in Your power that we may act to the best advantage for our safety. A war with the Ute Indians we feel inevitable, and they are doing everything now in their power to bring it on. They kill our cattle before our eyes, are insolent, and defy us. If You can't send troops at once, will You send arms to do the best we may to protect ourselves?

Respectfully, yours, &c.,

C. H. STRAGE.

JESS NELSON.

W. WALKER.

J. S. GRAY.

J. COOPER.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS SOUTH SUB-DISTRICT OF THE PLAINS,

Denver, Colo. Ter., June 24, 1865.

Respectfully furnished for the information of the general commanding with the remark that when these Utes are asked by settlers what their reasons are for killing cattle one of their answers is, "God told us. "

C. H. POTTER,

Colonel Sixth U. S. Volunteers, Commanding.

J. S. GRAHAM,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

(In the absence of the colonel commanding.)

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION OF THE MISSOURI,

June 24, 1865-2. 50 p. m.

Governor S. MILLER,

Saint Paul, Minn.:

Your dispatch received. General Pope away. Will be laid before him on his return.

JOS. McC. BELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF, Numbers 169.

New Orleans, La., June 25, 1865.

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4. Brigadier General T. J. Lucas, commanding cavalry forces at Vicksburg, Miss., will furnish such cavalry for duty in Sunflower County, Miss., as the general commanding District of Mississippi may require.

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By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

J. SCHUYLER CROSBY,

Bvt. Lieutenant Colonel, Aide-de-Camp, and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. SOUTHERN DIV. OF LOUISIANA, Numbers 197.

New Orleans, June 25, 1865.

1. Special Orders, Numbers 186, extract 1, current series, from these headquarters, is so far modified that the commanding officer at Plaquemine, with the troops of his command, will proceed to Donaldsonville instead