"GENERAL ORDERS--No. 1.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF KANSAS,
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas,
Nov. 15, 1862.
I. The following Detectives, Provost Marshals and Special Agents are hereby discharged from employment in the United States service, viz: A. H. Thacher, Wm. Freeland, Jas. Pollard, Monroe M. Gay, A. F. Pratt, J. H. Larned, James Smith, Horace Pardee, J. E. Hall, H. H. Sawyer, Thomas Russell, C. G. Gillett, D. S. McIntosh, W. H. Hays, D. J. Baldwin, William Cable, Amos Avery, Thos. H. Kelsey, George F. Williams, J. C. Bender.
II. All other persons employed as detectives in the northern district of Kansas, are directed to report at once in person at these headquarters for orders.
III. The band of irresponsible men, popularly known as 'Red Legs,' or 'The Forty Thieves,' organized under the auspices of Capt. Stout, late Provost Marshal, are commanded to disperse.
Commanders of posts, regiments, companies and detachments are ordered to be vigilant in promptly arresting these marauders whenever they may be found exercising any police or other authority; and to send them under guard to this post, with written statements, setting forth all the facts leading to their arrest.
IV. Where the civil authority is unable to afford protection to life and property, application will be made to Lieut. Col. Burris, commanding post at Fort Leavenworth, who will co-operate with them in the suppression of all disturbances.
By order of Brig. Gen. J. G. Blunt,
T. J. WEED, Maj. and A.A.A. Gen."
DETECTIVES, SCOUTS AND GUIDES EMPLOYED UNDER GEORGE H. HOYT FOR BRIG. GEN THOMAS EWING, JR., IN 1863:
[Names in bold denote individuals from Connelley’s list of Red Legs]
Albott, Edward, P., Guide & Scout, 5-28 Aug. 1863
Atchison, John, Detective, 6 July-29 Aug.
Bender, John C., Detective, 20 May-10 Aug.
Blachly, John W., Detective, 18 June-28 Aug.
Bliss, J.F., Detective, 20 July-19 Aug.
Bridges, John L., Detective, 18 June-17 Aug.
Carpenter, Samuel W., Detective, 8 July-31 Aug.
Hook, Dawson A., Detective, 16 June-31 Aug.
Hoyt, George H., Chief Detective, 16 June-31 Aug.
Johnson, David, Detective, 6 Aug [Johnson was killed on his first day of employment. I will have the complete story of Johnson’s termination later on in the blog]
Johnson, William Henry Harrison, Detective, 18 June-18 Aug.
Kelsey, Thomas C., Detective, 1 July-16 Aug.
Kingsley, Richard, Detective, 25 July-31 Aug.
Kinsley, George, Detective, 16 June-31 Aug.
Logan, William, Detective, 19 July-18 Aug.
Raynard, Asa, Detective, 26 June-31 Aug.
Shelton, John, Detective, 19 June-31 Aug.
Speer, John L., Detective, 19 July-15 Aug.
Spui, C., [full name missing from document] Scout, 8-29 Aug.
Suley, R., Detective, 14 July-5 Aug.
Tinter, John R., Detective, 12-31 Aug.
Wilson, David, Detective, 1 June-31 Aug.