War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 1122 Chapter LX. LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS, Numbers 174. Little Rock, Ark., July 25, 1865.

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3. The Fifty-seventh U. S. Colored Infantry is hereby assigned to duty at Fort Smith, Ark., and will be reported to the commanding officer at that place without delay. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

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By command of Major General J. J. Reynolds:

GUSTAT WAGENFUEHR,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, July 25, 1865-4 p. m.

Honorable JAMES R. DOOLITTLE,

Denver:

Your telegram of yesterday just received. The Indian affairs were considered in Cabinet to-day. The President approves the appointment of commissioners to meet the Indian tribes in grand council on the 1st of September at Fort Gibson instead of Armstrong Academy. The Secretary of the Interior will immediately name the commissioners. It is desired that You and Your associates should attend the grand council if possible. All well here.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE UPPER ARKANSAS,

Fort Riley, Kans., July 25, 1865.

Major General G. M. DODGE,

Commanding Department of the Missouri, Saint Louis, Mo.:

The headquarters trains and escort have left this morning. There have been immense rains and the streams are very high. We could no cross yesterday, and may yet be delayed some by high water. I shall wait to see Captain Garvens, district quartermaster, who will be here to-night. I shall go on and overtake the staff, escort, and train to-morrow. Leavenworth thinks peace attainable without the campaign, but I will move as soon as possible into their country, recapture the stolen stock and property, and the men guilty of murder if it can be done. All is quiet on the road. I have prohibited all trade and interviews with the hostile tribes except the interview of Leanworth. We may not be able to cross Chapman's Creek, fifteen miles from here, for two or three days.

JOHN B. SANBORN,

Brevet Major-General, Commanding.

LARAMIE, DAK. TER., July 25, 1865.

Major General G. M. DODGE,

Department of the Missouri, Fort Leavenworth:

Subsistence trains have been detained longer that I expected by heavy rains. The Sixth Michigan arrived to-day half armed, and no