War of the Rebellion: Serial 102 Page 1124 Chapter LX. LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI.

Search Civil War Official Records

of Laramie. Met no Indians; heard of none. Report the Niobarra River route as impracticable for a wagons road. Please send me a copy of General Curtis' dispatch referring to Sully's dispatch of the 14th.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, July 26, 1865.

Major General JOHN POPE,

Saint Louis:

I find the following dispatch here on my arrival. * What do You think about it?

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,

July 26, 1865-11,20 a. m.

Major-General DODGE,

Forth Leavenworth:

Please dispense with every man You can in Your command. It does no seem to me that anything more than one regiment, if so much, can now be needed in Kansas east of the Kaw River. I hope You will reduce everything to the lowest possible figure.

JOHN POPE,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, July 26, 1865.

Major-General POPE,

Saint Louis:

There are no regiments in District of Kansas proper, or eat of Kansas River. One regiment of infantry at this place and two on south west border of Kansas holding that country against hostile Indians and cattle thieves. There are five regiments on plains whose terms of service are expiring, and unless we succeed in settling with the Indians before long I shall have to send out troops to replace them. The steams have overflowed the entire country. Wd have trains that have been forty days traveling 100 miles. The grasshoppers are sweeping the plains of every living thing. Freighters complain bitterly. Things will get better after they get their stores over.

G. M. DODGE,

Major-General.

FORT LEAVENWORTH, July 26, 1865.

Brigadier General P. E. CONNOR,

Fort Laramie:

What arms do the Sixth Michigan lack? Did they make requisition for them? There were plenty arms here when they left, so far as I can learn. None of those troops can get out of service until we settle the Indian troubles. After that is done a portion will be discharged. I know that there is great dissatisfaction among them, but You must

---------------

* See Sanborn to Dodge, 22nd, p. 1115.

---------------