troops paid, if possible, before starting. The Eleventh Indiana Cavalry are acting badly and refuse to do duty out of their sub-district. None of that regiment will accompany the expedition. General Ford made a requisition for some rockets, but none have been received.
JOHN B. SANBORN,
Brevet Major-General, Commanding.
GENERAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES, Numbers 22.
Palmetto Ranch, Tex., August 2, 1865.
Reveille will be sounded at 3 a. m. to-morrow, and the command will move at 4. 30 a. m. precisely in the following order: First, pioneer company; second, Seventh Vermont Infantry Volunteers; third, seventy-seventh Ohio Infantry Volunteers; fourth, Thirty-fifth Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers; fifth, Twenty-sixth New York Battery; sixth, Twenty-eighth Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers; seventh, Twenty-eighth Illinois Infantry Volunteers; eighth, Twenty-seventh Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers; ninth, train. The commanding officer Twenty-seventh Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers will detail one company to march in rear of train with instructions to keep all stragglers up with the command.
By order of Brigadier General James R. Slack:
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE MISSOURI,
Saint Louis, August 2, 1865.
Bvt. Brigadier General E. D. TOWNSEND,
Assistant Adjutant-General, Washington, D. C.:
GENERAL: By authority of the General-in-Chief of the Army, the headquarters of this department has been transferred from Fort Leavenworth to this city. I have the honor to request, therefore, that You will give what orders are necessary for the proper transmission of official communications from the Adjutant-General's Office.
I am, general, respectfully, Your obedient servant,
[AUGUST 2, 1865. -For Pope to Dodge, relative to the reduction of troops, see Part I, p. 351.]
HDQRS. U. S. FORCES, KANSAS AND THE TERRITORIES,
Fort Leavenworth, August 2, 1865.
Major General JOHN POPE,
Commanding Department of the Missouri, Saint Louis, Mo.:
GENERAL: I am in receipt of Your dispatch of the 31st ultimo in regard to mustering out troops, reducing expenses, &c. I do not understand fully what the meaning or intention is, but suppose that Government thinks that we are incurring unnecessary expense and