War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0228 Chapter LXII. OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST.

Search Civil War Official Records

FORT CHURCHILL, November 18, 1862 - 8. 40 p. m.

Colonel R. C. DRUM,

Metropolitan Hotel:

Citizens of Humboldt ask protection of the troops at this post against hostile Indians of that vicinity. Will I send a detachment of soldiers to their assistance?

C. McDERMIT.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, Cal., November 19, 1862.

Major THEODORE A. COULT,

Fifth Infantry California Volunteers, Commanding, Tucson, Ariz.:

SIR: The general commanding desires you to retain at Tucson, subject to the order of this department or of Brigadier-General Carleton, all papers relating to political prisoners that are now in your possession.

Very respectfully, your obedinet servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SAN FRANCISCO, November 19, 1862.

Major McDERMIT,

Fort Churchill:

Send a detachment to the assistance of Humboldt people.

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, Cal., November 19, 1862.

Major CHARLES McDERMIT,

Second Cav. California Vols., Commanding Fort Churchill, Nev. Ter.:

SIR: I sent you by telegraph to-day authority to send in the direction of the Humboldt settlements a detachment from your command. It is not be purpose of the general commanding to continue this force on the Humboldt during the winter, but merely to afford temporary protection until the arrival of the detachment ordered to Honey Lake from Fort Crook. The time for withdrawing the force sent from your post will be left discretionary with you.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF UTAH,

Camp Douglas, Utah Ter., November 20, 1862.

Major E. McGARRY,

Second Cavalry California Volunteers:

MAJOR: You will proceed this p. m. with a detachment of sixty men of your command to Cache Valley, at which point are encamped Bear Hunter's tribe of Snake and Bannock Indians, who, I am credibly informed, have in their possession an emigrant boy about ten years of age, whose parents were murdered last summer by Indians. The boy's