off till I get away. I hope I shall be able to leave here without anything happening, but I have to keep up a very strict guard and watch over my men. I leave here day after to-morrow.
With respect, Your obedient servant,
P. S. -I open this to tell You that I have just heard from Galpin. His wife got thrown from her horse and hurt a little. He had to remain at Berthold a few days, but all is going on well. A major and 200 men of the Third Illinois had reached Berthold; the rest of the troops were on the Cheyenne. They had met no Indians. The major gave chase to a small party, but very fortunately did not catch them. The Indians who belong here got safely into their camp. Had any of them been killed by the major, Indian affairs would have been in a bad state and no prospects of peace.
[Copies furnished by General Pope to General Sherman and Secretary Harlan, Interior Department, Washington, D. C.]
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS, Numbers 209.
Little Rock, Ark., September 4, 1865.
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7. Brigadier General C. H. Morgan, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters in pursuance with General Orders, Numbers 130, current series, War Department, is hereby assigned to the command of the Saint Francis River District, headquarters at Helena, Ark.
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By command of Major General J. J. Reynolds:
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
GALENA, ILL., September 6, 1865-9 a. m.
Reduce the force in all Your division except Texas by mustering out troops as low as the service will bear.
U. S. GRANT,
HDQRS. 2nd BRIGADE, 3rd DIVISION,
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF TEXAS, Numbers 1.
Green Lake, Tex., September 10, 1865.
This command will march for San Antonio to-morrow morning (11th), at 7 o'clock, in the following order: First, Nineteenth Ohio Veteran Volunteers Infantry; second, Forty-first Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry; third, Thirteenth Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry; fourth, Fourth Michigan Volunteer Infantry; fifth, Third Michigan Volunteer Infantry; sixth, Thirteenth Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry.