War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0046 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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two companies will debark at fort Humboldt. Captain R. W. Kirkham, assistant quartermaster, will make the necessary arrangements for transportation.

By order of Brigadier-General Wright:

RICHD. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT CHURCHILL, August 1, 1862-12. 20 p. m.

Major R. C. DRUM:

I have just arrived here.

P. E. CONNOR.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, Cal., August 1, 1862.

Colonel F. J. LIPPITT,

Second Infantry California Vols., Commanding Dist. of Humboldt:

SIR: The department commander desires you to have Captain Johns' and if possible Captain Ketcham's companies at the landing in readiness to proceed on the return steamer to this city. The senior officer will be instructed to report at these headquarters immediately on his arrival.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

RICHD. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS HUMBOLDT MILITARY DISTRICT,

Fort Humboldt, August 1, 1862.

Major RICHARD C. DRUM, U. S. Army,

Asst. Adjt. General, Dept. of the Pacific, San Francisco, Cal.:

MAJOR: Your letter instructing me to send Captain Akey's cavalry company to Red Bluffs was received on the 28th ultimo. It has required four days to get in all the detachments and express riders. As no transportation train can be obtained till next Monday, the 4th instant, they cannot be here that day. A competent guide has been secured, who reports a shorter route than by Long Valley. The distance is about 200 miles. Of the company horses eighteen are dead, fort-four unserviceable (twenty of these only from sore backs), and thirty-four serviceable.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRANCIS J. LIPPITT,

Colonel Second Infty. California Vols., Commanding Humboldt Mil. Dist.

[AUGUST 2, 1862. -For Carleton to Canby, reporting operations, &c., see Part I, p. 92.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, Cal., August 2, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel GEORGE S. EVANS,

Second Cavalry California Volunteers,

Commanding Expedition to Owen's Lake, Camp at Lone Pine, Cal.:

SIR: The department commander has recently had an interview with Mr. Wentworth, superintendent of Indian affairs, when the latter stated