LEAVENWORTH, May 17.
Gen. Blunt has issued marching orders to the New Mexican expedition. It consists of the Kansas 1st, 2d and 7th, and the Wisconsin 12th and 13th regiments. It is commanded by Gen. R. B. Mitchell, and is in every respect a splendid brigade. It is said that Col. Barstow, of the Wisconsin 3rd Cavalry, is to be made Provost Marshal General of the State.
– Published in The Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, Tuesday Morning, May 20, 1862, p. 1