War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0410 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF ARIZONA, Numbers 23.

Fort West, April 22, 1863.

I. In obedience to instructions from the general commanding the Department of New Mexico that the post of Fort West shall be garrisoned by two companies of cavalry and two of infantry, the following movements are ordered: Company B, First Infantry California Volunteers, now on detached service at the Pinos Altos Mines, will join the permanent garrison at Fort West without delay, the acting assistant quartermaster furnishing the necessary transportation; Company C, First Cavalry California Volunteers, will proceed to Las Cruces and be attached to the garrison of that post further orders.

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J. R. WEST,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS, Numbers 78.

Tucson, Ariz. Ter., April 22, 1863.

I. Captain J. H. Whitlock's company (F), Fifth Infantry California Volunteers, will proceed, starting on the 24th instant, to and take post until further orders at Fort Bowie, Apache Pass.

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III. Company E, Fifth Infantry California Volunjteers, unless orders are received to the contrary from higher authority, will, on the arrival of Company F at Fort Bowie, proceed with all the enlisted men of the companies in advance now at Fort Bowie, proceed with all enlisted men of the enlisted men named in paragraph II of this order, to Las Cruces and report to the commanding officer of that post.

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D. FERGUSSON,

Colonel First Cavalry California Volunteers, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, Cal., April 22, 1863.

Captain M. A. McLAUGHLIN,

Second Cavalry California Volunteers,

Commanding Forces in Owen's River Valley:

(Through Lieutenant-Colonel Jones, commanding Camp Babbitt, Cal.)

SIR: Whenever in your judgment the services of Captain Brown's company of cavalry are no longer essential in quelling the Indian disturbances in the Owen's River country, the general commanding directs that you will order it to proceed to Fort Churchill, Nev. Ter., where the captain will make immediate preparation for proceeding to join General Connor at or near Salt Lake City.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Colonel will forward this be express if practicable.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF UTAH,

Camp Douglas, Utah Ter., April 22, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM, U. S. Army,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the Pacific:

COLONEL: I received on the 15th instant a copy of the dispatch from the General-in-Chief to the general commanding the department, which