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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS, Numbers 1.

Fort Bowie, Ariz. Ter., May 1, 1863.

By virtue of Special Orders, Numbers 78, headquarters Tucson, dated April 22, 1863, and signed D. Fergusson, colonel First Cavalry California Volunteers, commanding, I hereby assume command of this post.

JAMES H. WHITLOCK,

Captain, Fifth Infantry California Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS HUMBOLDT MILITARY DISTRICT,

Fort Humboldt, Cal., May 1, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel J. N. OLNEY,

Fort Gaston, Cal.:

COLONEL: It has been reported that the band of Indians (thirty or more in number) that attacked our train on the 30th of April were Hoopa Indians. The colonel commanding desire you to ascertain immediately how far this report can be relied upon, and if it should be true you will forthwith arrest six of the principal chiefs of the tribe and keep them in close confinement as hostages until the guilty parties are given up. The colonel commanding also desires you to send detachments without delay in such direction as you shall judge advisable in order to capture and destroy the guilty band. A detachment of Company E is also ordered to proceed in search of the band, with instructions to return if practicable to Camp Curtis on or before the 8th instant.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. H. BARTH,

First Lieutenant and Adjt. Second Infantry California Volunteers,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS HUMBOLDT MILITARY DISTRICT,

Fort Humboldt, Cal., May 1, 1863.

Captain GIBBS,

Camp Curtis:

CAPTAIN: The colonel commanding directs you to send forthwith a strong detachment under Lieutenant Maloney to Minor's and Redwood Creek, with orders to arrive there if practicable before daylight to-morrow morning. From that point the detachment will proceed without delay in quest of the band of Indians who yesterday attacked the Government train on the Fort Gaston trail about seven miles beyond Minor's, and capture and destroy the perpetrators. The detachment will return to Camp Curtis on or before Friday, the 8th instant, unless its presence should be needed longer in the field.

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. H. BARTH,

First Lieutenant and Adjt. Second Infantry California Volunteers,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF NEX MEXICO,

Santa Fe, N. Mex., May 2, 1863.

Honorable MONTGOMERY BLAIR,

Postmaster-General of the United States, Washington, D. C.:

MY DEAR SIR: Mr. George H. Vickroy, of New Mexico, is announced to make a contract to carry a mail from Fort Craig, N. Mex., via Pinos