War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0470 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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Cascade Mountain not already alienated by the Indians, and I trust after giving this matter your attention you will concur with me as to the necessity, and direct such steps to be taken as the circumstances call for.

I have the honor to remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. W. PERIT HUNTINGTON,

Superintendent of Indian Affairs in Oregon.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON,

Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter., June 1, 1863.

Colonel J. STEINBERGER,

First Wash. Ter. Infty., Commanding Fort Lapwai; Idaho Ter.:

COLONELcommanding the district does not anticipate any event occurring amount the Nez Perce Indians to render it inexpedient for the command of Colonel Maury to march as provided in Special Orders, Numbers 56, from these headquarters, but you are authorized in such case, if the public service requires it, to detail it, reporting the reasons to these headquarters. Major Rinearson will accompany said command and will return with it to Fort Walla Walla next fall.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. W. HOPKINS,

First Lieutenant First Oregon Cavalry, Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS, Numbers 16.

Camp Drum, Cal., June 2, 1863.

In compliance with orders from the headquarters of the Department of the Pacific, the undersigned relinquishes command of this post for the purpose of establishing a permanent camp at or near San Bernardino.

CLARENCE E. BENNETT,

Major, First Cavalry California Volunteers, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS, Numbers 17.

Camp Drum, Cal., June 2, 1863.

In compliance with Special Orders, Numbers 9, dated headquarters District of Southern California, June 1, 1863, the undersigned hereby assumes command of this post.

B. R. WEST,

Captain, Fourth Infantry California Volunteers, Commanding.

CAMP DOUGLAS, June 2, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM:

Indians are suing for peace. I leave for Bridger to-day to meet 500 of them. My policy will win.

P. E. CONNOR,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF ARIZONA, Numbers 30.

Hart's Mill, Tex., June 2, 1863.

I. Company G, First New Mexico Volunteerrs, will take station at the Cottonwoods, and continue to be borne upon the field returns