- In command of the Department of the Missouri -- troops sent to General Grant -- satisfaction of the President -- conditions on which Governor Gamble would continue in office -- anti -- slavery views -- Lincoln on emancipation in Missouri -- trouble following the Lawrence massacre -- a visit to Kansas, and the party quarrel there -- mutiny in the State militia -- Repressive measures -- a Revolutionary plot.
on May 24, 1863, I relieved General Curtis in command of the Department of the Missouri. In his instructions of May 22, General Halleck said: ‘You owe your present appointment entirely to the choice of the President himself. I have not, directly or indirectly, interfered in the matter. But I fully concur in the choice, and will give you all possible support and assistance in the performance of the arduous duties imposed upon you.’ A few days later I received the following significant letter from the President: