War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0360 Chapter LXII. OPERATIONS ON The PACIFIC COAST.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS, Numbers 51.

Tuscon, Ariz. Ter., March 22, 1863.

I. Captain John S. Thayer, commanding Company C, Fifth Infantry California Volunteers, will march for La Messilla, Ariz. Ter., to-morrow, March 23, 1863, rationed up to and including April 10, 1863.

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By order of:

JAMES H. WHITLOCK,

Captain, Fifth Infantry California Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, March 22, 1863.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Washington, D. C.:

Your dispatch of the 19th received and will be promptly attended to.

G. WRIGHT,

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

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Washington City, March 22, 1863.

His Excellency LELAND STANFORD,

Governor of California, Sacramento City:

Your telegram of the 20the is acknowledged. Fifteen thousand stand of the best Sprinfield muskets have already been forwarded and are now on their voyage to California. We can send you 15,000 more by the first transport leaving under convoy and also the five complete batteries you desire of the caliber mentioned, 12-pounders. The rifled field pieces will be of iron, there not being in the service any bronze rifled guns of that caliber, but they will be of the best descrtiption used in the service.

EDWIN M. STANTON,

Secretary of War.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALS.,

March 23, 1863-1 p. m.

Adjt. General L. THOMAS:

Orders of Major-General Halleck, dated 19th instant, received. Affairs at Great Salt Lake have somewhat subsided. Re-enforcements will advnce. Some infantry and cavalry regiments (volunteers) ae being raised. This country quiet, except Indian disturbances.

G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, Numbers 77.

San Francisco, Cal., March 23, 1863.

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6. The detachment of Company E, Second Cavalry California Volunteers, at Benicia, will proceed to Camp Babitt, Visalia, Cal., whence it will be sent by the first favorable opportunity to Camp Independence.

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By order of Brigadier-General Wright:

RICHD. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.