The following telegram was received by Gen. Blunt, of Kansas, in replay to a communication from him in regard to the Indian Regiments:
WASHINGTON, May 8, 1862.
To Brigadier General Blunt, Commanding Department of Kansas:
“Hurry up the organization and departure of the two Indian Regiments.
By order of the Secretary of War,
L. THOMAS, A. G.”
– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington Iowa, Saturday, May 24, 1862, p. 3