War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0481 Chapter LXII. CORRESPONDENCE-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF UTAH,

Camp Douglas, June 11, 1863-2. 15 p. m.

Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

A powerful tribe (the Southern Utes) have commenced hostilities; killed driver and employe of mail company twenty-five miles west of here yesterday. Rumor says 1,600 of them in Mormon settlements south on way to attack me and destroy overland mail. The Snake Indians, with the exception of two small bands, are peaceable and have given up stolen property. Goshutes still troublesome. My force much scttered; should be doubled at once. I am surrounded by enemies, white and red.

P. EDW. CONNOR,

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

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, Cal., June 12, 1863.

Major JOHN M. O'NEILL,

Second Cavalry California, Volunteers, San Francisco, Cal.:

SIR: The general commanding the department directs that you will at once proceed to join General Connor's command at or in the vicinity of Salt Lake City. As there may be some difficulty in proceeding alone over the overland route, you will join and take command of the troops under Captain Brown, Second Cavalry, which will probably leave Fort Churchill to-day.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF UTAH,

Camp Douglas, Salt Lake, June 12, 1863.

Major General H. W. HALLEC,

General-in-Chief:

A powerful tribe, the Southern Utes, are threatening the overland stage, east and west. My forces are inadequate to its protection. Have received no re-enforcements from California. Could a regiment of cavalry be sent from Denver?

P. EDWARD CONNOR,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS HUMBOLDT MILITARY DISTRICT,

Fort Humboldt, June 12, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the Pacific:

COLONEL: Having no mountanieer company to send to Fort Bragg, Captain Schmidt's company (B), Second Infantry California Volunteers, goes down in this steamer in order not to disappoint the expectation of her taking down two companies. The next steamer will find three companies at the bay ready to embark-Captain Theller's (I), Captain

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