CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST FROM JULY 1, 1862, TO JUNE 30, 1865. *
UNION AND CONFEDERATE.
OFFICE INDIAN AFFAIRS, NORTHERN DIST. CALIFORNIA,
San Francisco, July 2, 1862.
Brigadier General GEORGE WRIGHT:
SIR: I am just in receipt of information from the Smith River Valley that the troops sent thither have crossed the river and are about settling camp almost in the midst of the Indians, or at least about half way between the two largest tribes, or say half mile from one tribe and a mile from the others. I hope you will order the troops on the south side of the river to be stationed at or near a place called Fort Dick, where U. S. land and good water can be found in abundance. This will be two-thirds of the distance from Crescent City to the reservation, and serve as protection both to the whites and Indians, who will thereby be kept entirely separate.
I have the honor to be, &c.,
GEO. M. HANSON,
Superintendent Indian Affairs, &c.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON,
Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter., July 3, 1862.
Headquarters Department of the Pacific, San Francisco, Cal.:
SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Special Orders, Numbers 108, and communication dated June 24, 1862, from department headquarters. # It was ascertained that in the hands of the two pay-masters in the district there was sufficient funds to pay the command of Major Rumrill, now en route for Fort Colville, and, in anticipation of the sanction of the commanding general, by my direction these troops were paid before their departure from this post. Major Rinearson, with Company C (Captain Kelly), First Oregon Cavalry, left here last night for Camp Baker, near Jacksonville. This morning Company D (Captain Seidenstriker) left for Fort Hoskins to relieve the company of Second California Infantry now on duty at that post. This last movement completes the disposition of the forces in this district, as indicated in the instructions of the commanding general of the department for the withdrawal of the Second California Infantry, and the distribution
*For Correspondence, etc., January 1, 1861, to June 30, 1862, see Part I.
#See Part I, p. 1157.