Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Department of Kansas

Brigadier General J. G. Blunt has been appointed to command the newly re-instated Department of Kansas.  Gen. Denver reports to Halleck; Gen Sturgis at Washington.  The Leavenworth Conservative which exults over the change, says, “it is believed that Gen. Blunt will give particular attention to the Indian country, restore the loyal Indians, and blot out every trace of rebellion in that Territory.  Gen. Sturgis refused to do this, and delayed obeying the order issued by the War Department.”

– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Wednesday Morning, May 14, 1862, p. 2

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