War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0489 Chapter LXII. CORRESPONDENCE-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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command of that post. He will turn over the command of Fort Lapwai, Idaho Ter., to Major S. Truax, First Oregon Cavalry, being careful to transfer to him all the instructions and information in his possession connected with the duties of that command.

By order of Brigadier-General Alvord:

J. W. HOPKINS,

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

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, Numbers 147.

San Francisco, Cal., June 19, 1863.

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5. Lieutenant Colonel James F. Curtis, Fourth Infantry California Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Fourth Regiment of Infantry California Volunteers, and of the District of Southern California, relieving Colonel Ferris Forman, of the same regiment.

By order of Brigadier-General Wright:

RICHD. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, Cal., June 19, 1863.

Colonel FERRIS FORMAN,

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

Camp Drum, near New San Pedro, Cal.:

SIR: The department commander has deemed it expedition to relieve you in command of your regiment and the District of Southern California, and instructive me to inform you to this effect; and also that the Fourth Regiment of Infantry will be reduced in the number of companies by consolidation under the recent act of Congress and general orders based thereon.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS HUMBOLDT MILITARY DISTRICT,

Fort Humboldt, Cal., June 21, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel J. N. OLNEY,

Second Infantry California Volunteers, Camp Curtis, Cal.:

COLONEL: Your report of the 15th instant was received and duly submitted to the colonel commanding the district, who approves your officia action in relation to the Hoopa Indians and their fortification on Trinity River. The colonel commanding directs you to inquire as to the truth of the report of a band of hostile Indians having attacked the settlement near Trinidad. If so, and there should be any reasonable prospect of finding the guilty band, you will on the arrival of Company K at Camp Curtis immediately dispatch it in pursuit of these Indians.

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

CHAS. H. BARTH,

First Lieutenant and Adjt. Second Infantry California Volunteers,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.