April 25, 1864, Fort
Major General S. R. Curtis to Brigadier General T. J. McKean and response from McKean
FORT LEAVENWORTH, April 25, 1864.
General T. J. McKEAN:
Dispatch from Colonel Phillips of 21st speaks of rebels, about 200 strong, crossing the Arkansas northward. It is supposed to be Quantrill's forces. Give immediate notice to your outposts, and be ready to repel if assailed.
S. R. CURTIS,
PAOLA, KANS., April 25, 1864.
Maj. Gen. S. R. CURTIS,
Comdg. Dept. of Kansas, Fort Leavenworth, Kans.:
Did Colonel Phillips inform you whether the rebels crossed above or below Fort Gibson?
THOS. J. McKEAN,
Brigadier-General, U.S. Volunteers, Commanding Dist.
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