May 13, 1865, Santa Fé,
Brigadier General James H. Carleton to Brigadier General P. Edward Conner
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NEW MEXICO,
Santa Fé, N. Mex., May 13, 1865.
Brig. Gen. P. EDWARD CONNOR, U.S.
Denver, Colo. Ter.:
GENERAL: I herewith inclose a Santa Fé Gazette of this date, in which you will see some correspondence with reference to a rumored raid into this country by bushwhackers and ruffians of the Quantrill and Anderson stamp. I do not believe these villains will come, but if they do, and in considerable numbers, and especially if they advance up the Pecos or Red River toward our depot at Fort Union, I may want some help from you, as the most of our available force is necessarily guarding trains upon the plains. I know I need but call upon you to obtain every man you can raise or put in the field for the utter extermination of these incarnate devils.
I am, general, very respectfully and truly,
JAMES H. CARLETON,
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