The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 48, In Two Parts. Part 2, Correspondence, etc. Page: 1,122
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1122 LOUISIANA AND THE TRANS-MISSISSIPPI. [CHAP. LX.
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF ARKANSAS,
No. 174. Little Rock, Ark., July 25, 1865.
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.
By command of Maj. Gen. J. J. Reynolds:
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
Washington City, July 25, 1865--4 p. m.
Hon. JAMES R. DOOLITTLE,
Your telegram of yesterday just received. The Indian affairs were
considered in Cabinet to-day. The President approves the appoint-
ment 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.
Maj. Gen. 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
not 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 cam-
paign, 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 Leavenworth.
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.
Maj. Gen. G. M. DODGE,
Department of the Missouri, Fort Leavenworth:
Subsistence trains have been detained longer than I expected by
heavy rains. The Sixth Michigan arrived to-day half armed, and no
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United States. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union And Confederate Armies. Series 1, Volume 48, In Two Parts. Part 2, Correspondence, etc., book, 1896; Washington D.C.. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139841/m1/1122/?q=fifty-seventh: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.