War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0198 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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California Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, now in New Mexico, and composed of only five companies. Lieutenant-Colonel Eyre, of the First Cavalry, is now here, having been sent from New Mexico with dispatches by General Carleton, and if the authority is granted for the additional cavalry companies I will thank you to inform me by telegraph in order that no time may be lost.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. WRIGHT,

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

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL., October 31, 1862.

Adjt. General L. THOMAS,

Washington, D. C.:

All the companies of Washington Territory volunteers required have been organized, and I find one extra company at Alcatraz Island. Can I retain this company in a new regiment for California, or transfer it to the Oregon cavalry?

G. WRIGHT,

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

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, Numbers 195.

San Francisco, Cal., October 31, 1862.

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3. Company I (Atchison's), Fourth Infantry California Volunteers, will be held in readiness to proceed by water to Fort Umpqua.

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By order of Brigadier-General Wright:

RICHD. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

CAMP BABBITT,

Near Visalia, Tulare County, Cal., Numbers 13.

October 31, 1862.

I. This camp is hereby named and shall hereafter be known and called Camp Babbitt, in honor of Lieutenant Colonel E. B. Babbitt, deputy quartermaster-general, U. S. Army, Department of the Pacific.

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By order:

GEO. S. EVANS,

Lieutenant-Colonel Second Cavalry California Volunteers, Commanding

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, D. C., October 31, 1862.

Brigadier General J. H. CARLETON, U. S. Volunteers,

Commanding Department of New Mexico, Santa Fe:

SIR: Your communication of the 30th of September has been received and submitted to the General-in-Chief. * The General Orders (Numbers 29)

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*See Carleton to Thomas, Vol. XV, p. 576.

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