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1864 Excerpt: ... supplies to the Cherokee nation. He assured me
that he would place a sufficient force at Humboldt, Kansas, where,
upon application, I could at any time secure an escort for supply
trains when needed. Yet I have only been able to get an escort on
one occasion, and then only 40 men, and, by direction of General
Blunt, I had to make up the requisite number of that escort with
125 refugee Indians, whose service, as shown in Agent Proctor's
report, was not worth anything at all. inasmuch as they refused to
accompany the train any further at the time while some danger was
apprehended of encountering a small rebel force, and actually
returned to Kansas. It is only recently that I have again been
disappointed in the same manner. The following are the facts: A
week or two ago Agent Harlan made a requisition on me for a large
quantity of supplies for the immediate use of the destitute Indians
within his, the Cherokee agency. At least 75 teams were deemed
necessary for transporting those supplies to their destination; and
after having travelled overa large portion of four counties to
secure the same in a scanty settled country, whose people are
mainly depending upon agricultural pursuits, I immediately repaired
to Fort Scott, the headquarters of General Blunt's district, and on
the 15th instant made proper application for au escort sufficient
to accompany the supply train to the Cherokee agency. It was
granted, and promised that the escort should meet the said train at
Humboldt, Kansas, on the 20th instant; whereupon, I proceeded to
Burlington, Kansas, the point at which the teams were to report to
me. But, to my great astonishment, after having loaded and even
started a portion of the teams, I received a despatch from H. Z.
Curtis, the assistant adjutant general of ...
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||246 x 189 x 20mm (L x W x T)
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