It will also require a force to preserve the peace of the country. Returned soldiers on each side are disposed to be belligerent. A little difficulty occurred here Tuesday, in which a returned Union soldier was killed by colored soldier, who was himself wounded. General Spalding thinks there ought to be a regiment stationed here for duty in this sub-district. Will start down to-day.
G. W. GILSON,
Captain and Acting Assistant Inspector, Saint Louis District.
SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS SAINT LOUIS DISTRICT, Numbers 144. Saint Louis, Mo., June 28, 1865.
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IV. Colonel David Moore, Fifty-first Infantry Missouri Volunteers, will at once relieve Colonel J. Weydemeyer, Forty-first Missouri Volunteer Infantry, in command of the First Sub-District.
V. Colonel J. Weydemeyer, Forty-first Missouri Volunteer Infantry, on being relieved of command of the First Sub-District will report to his regiment for duty.
VI. The two companies of the Fifty-first Missouri Volunteers, together with the headquarters of that regiment, are relieved from duty at Benton Barracks and will report for duty to Colonel David Moore, commanding First Sub-District.
VII. Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H, Fiftieth Missouri Volunteers, are relieved from duty at Benton Barracks and will report to Colonel David Moore, commanding First Sub-District.
VIII. Paragraph 7, Special Orders, Numbers 144, current series, of these headquarters, is hereby revoked.
By order of Brigadier-General Williamson:
Major Fiftieth Missouri Volunteers and Actg. Asst. Adjt. General
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,
June 28, 1865 - 10 a. m.
Brigadier General P. E. CONNOR,
En Route to Fort Laramie:
I meant the Third United States. The regiments going to You are veterans and small-1,600 men in three regiments. If You should not mind [sic] in re-enlisting Third United States You know You would have to replace them. I shall send the three regiments of infantry to You. They are now on their way to Fort Leavenworth to be fitted out. Tibbits' brigade of cavalry will commence moving in a day or two for Julesburg.
G. M. DODGE,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE UPPER ARKANSAS,
Fort Larned, June 28, 1865.
Major General G. M. DODGE,
Commanding Department of the Missouri:
We are having daily skirmishes with the Indians, and in nearly every fight have punished them more or less. To-night three large scouting