War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0466 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, Numbers 20.

San Francisco, Cal., May 30, 1863.

Having reported at these headquarters on the 27th instant, in pursuance of orders from the War Department, Captain E. Sparrow Purdy, assistant adjutant-general, U. S. Volunteers, is announced on the department staff.

By order of Brigadier-General Wright:

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, Numbers 130.

San Francisco, Cal., May 30, 1863.

1. Company G (Stuart's), Second Infantry California Voluntees, will proceed to and take post at Benicia Barracks. Major James F. Curtis, Second Infantry, will turn over the command of Camp Lincoln to the next officer in rank, and accompany the above movement to San Francisco, where he will report at department headquarters for further orders.

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By order of Brigadier-General Wright:

RICHD. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, Cal., May 30, 1863.

Colonel FERRIS FORMAN,

Fourth Infty. Cal. Vols. Commanding Dist. of Southern Cal.:

Camp Drum, near New San Pedro, Cal.:

SIR: The department commander desires that all trains leaving the Government depot for interior parts should be properly and securely guarded. This is necessary from the large number of desperadoes prowling in a great measure in robbing trains and citizens.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF ARIZONA,

Hart's Mill, Tex., May 30, 1863.

Colonel DAVID FERGUSSON,

First Cavalry California Volunteers, Commanding, Tuscon:

COLONEL: I have had the great pleasure of receiving your report* of the expedition conducted by Captain Tidball, Fifth Infantry Californai Volunteers, against the Apache Indians Arivaypa Canon. The affair has been reported to department headquarters, as you will see by the accomanying copy of a letter on the subject. Your enterprise is highly ccommendable, and I am sure that you will relax none of your efforts to actively employ your command, whenever opportunity offers, against the savages. There is a band of them in the Chiricahua Mountains, under Cochise, that require to be taken in hand. I wish you would

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