War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 1060 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. Chapter LX.

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HEADQUARTERS SOUTH SUB-DISTRICT OF THE PLAINS,]

Denver, Colo., Ter., July 6, 1865.

Captain GEORGE F. PRICE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Fort Laramie:

Lieutenant-Colonel Smith reports from Junction that about twenty Indians are near Wisconsin Ranch. One emigrant killed yesterday. Colonel Smith asks for move cavalry. I have answered that there is no cavalry to send him, and directed him tow work with all possible dispatch with the force that he has.

C. H. POTTER,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SOUTH SUB-DISTRICT OF THE PLAINS,

Denver, Colo. Ter., July 6, 1865.

Captain GEORGE F. PRICE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Fort Laramie, Dak. Ter.:

Coach from the west has just arrived. Mr. Spotswood has withdrawn all the stage stock between Big Laramie and Fort Halleck, eighty miles. Declines to put it on unless there is a guard of thirty men to each station. I shall use every endeavor to keep the mails going with the use of Government mules and horses. Major Norton has received directions to open the road with his cavalry, and keep it open between Camp Collins and Fort Halleck. Major Norton, commanding Fort Collins, under date of July 4, reports that he ordered Company F, Eleventh Kansas Cavalry, to relieve the Ohio cavalry. This they positively refused to do, alleging they were out of the service. Company B offered to assist them in their mutiny. Company F finally concluded to go up the road when compelled to by men on duty at the Fort, threatening to return in two weeks. Company B is now at Fort Collins. Major Norton is up the road in person for the purpose of opening it.

C. H. POTTER,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SOUTH SUB-DISTRICT OF THE PLAINS,

Denver, Colo. Ter., July 6, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel SMITH,

Junction, Colo. Ter.:

I have no cavalry that I can send You expect the paymaster's escort of one sergeant and nine men, who start to-morrow morning. Do the best You can with the force You have. Whip the Indians if possible.

C. H. POTTER,

Colonel, Commanding.

VIRGINIA DALE COLO. TER., July 6, 1865.

ACTG. ASST. ADJT. General, HDQRS. SOUTH SUB-DIST. OF THE PLAINS:

SIR: I have the honor to forward the following for the information of the colonel commanding. The stage from the west has just arrived at this station, having made but one change of horses from Fort Halleck. All stations have been abandoned by the stage company except Big Laramie. Their stock has been concentrated at that place and Halleck. I learn from the passengers that fourteen horses were stolen from the latter place on the 4th instant. Unless the stage company