War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0187 Chapter LXII. CORRESPONDENCE--UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Fort Walla Walla, October 19, 1862.

Colonel R. F. MAURY,

First Oregon Cavalry, Commanding Emigrant Road Expedition:

SIR: I am directed by the commanding general of the district, now at this post, to inform you that it is his wish that you reach this post with your command as soon as possible consistent with the safety and good condition of your troops, and without any reference to his instructions to remain in the field until the 1st of November. Have the muster and pay rolls of your field and staff and companies of your command made out ready for muster and inspection on the 31st of this month. It is desired that the muster should take place here, and the sooner you arrive here the better, unless some pressing necessity connected with the object of your expedition compels delay.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JUSTUS STEINBERGER,

Colonel First Washington Territory Infantry, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, October 20, 1862.

Brigadier General L. THOMAS,

Adjutant-General U. S. Army, Washington, D. C.:

GENERAL: Colonel Connor, commanding expedition for the protection of Overland Mail Route, telegraphs me from Fort Crittenden October 17: "Have just arrived; will cross the Jordan to-morrow. "

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

SALT LAKE, October 20, 1862--9. 30 p. m.

Major R. C. DRUM:

Just arrived. Encamped on site of new post. Command in good health and discipline.

P. E. CONNOR,

Colonel Third Infantry California Volunteers.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON, Numbers 15.

Fort Walla Walla, Wash. Ter., October 20, 1862.

I. Colonel Justus Steinberger, First Infantry Washington Territory Volunteers, is placed in command of all the troops on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation and at Fort Walla Walla, and on the departure of the general commanding the district he will give such orders for the movement of the troops to and fro as may be necessary for the public service.

By order of Brigadier-General Alvord:

FREDERICK MEARS,

First Lieutenant, Ninth Infantry, U. S. Army, Actg. Asst. Adjt. General