War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0124 Chapter LXII. OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST.

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midst removed the exciting cause would be gone. If you will advise me in relation to, first, what is the best to be done with the traitors and how it is to be done; second, what can be done with the Indian troubles; third, in relation to arms, &c., I will be much obliged to you.

I have the honor to be, your humble servant,

JAMES W. NYE,

Governor of Nevade Territory.

CAMP LINCOLN, HUMBOLDT MILITARY DISTRICT,

September 15, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM,

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

SIR: I have the honor to report that in accordance with instructions from district headquarters I assumed the command of the U. S. troops in Smith's River Valley on 11th instant, and on the following day removed the command (Captain Stuart's company (G), Second Infantry California Volunteers) six miles south of Smith's River, equally distant from Crescent City, still to the south. The camp is upon dry, sloping ground, an opening in a redwood forest, and upon the main road between Crescent City and the Indian reservation, and where it is intersected by the Yreka and Jacksonville turnpike. Communication with the steam-ship landing will always be open over a good road, and we are sufficiently near Crescent City to afford that town protection from the powerful tribe of Klamaths, as well as from the reservation Indians. Good water, wood, and grazing in abundance. The point has the approval of Mr. Hanson, Indian agent. The name Camp Lincoln is retained and the post-office address not chaged. Before selecting this site I examined the proposed Russell place and found it entirely unfit for a camp in consequence of its liability to overflow. During the past winter there was but a single knoll above water there, and that not one-half the area of the plaza of San Francisco.

All of which is submitted for the consideration of the general commanding.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES F. CURTIS,

Major Second Infantry California Volunteers, Commanding.

CAMP LINCOLN, HUMBOLDT MILITARY DISTRICT,

September 15, 1862.

Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM,

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

SIR: I have the honor to report that I was to-day re-enforced by the arrival of Captain M. O'Brien's company (C), Second Infantry California Volunteers, who came by sea from Fort Humboldt, Cal., having escorted 820 Indians from that place to Smith's River Valley Reservation.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES F. CURTIS,

Major Second Infantry California Volunteers, Commanding Camp.

FORT CHURCHILL, September 15, 1862 - 11. 30 a. m.

General WRIGHT:

Indians at Gravelly Ford, 200 miles from this post, on Humboldt River, have murderd twenty-three emigrants. Residents of Lower