War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0499 Chapter LXII. CORRESPONDENCE-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. HUMBOLDT MILITARY DISTRICT, Numbers 48.

Fort Humboldt, Cal., June 27, 1863.

I. Companies A and K, Second Infantry California Volunteers, will proceed by the steamer Panama to Benicia Barracks.

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By order of Colonel Lippitt.

CHAS. H. BARTH,

First Lieutenant and Adjt. Second Infantry California Volunteers,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF ARIZONA, Numbers 34.

Hart's Mill, Tex., June 28, 1863.

I. Company C, First Cavalry California Volunteers, will relieve Company G, First New Mexico Volunteers, at Cottonwoods, and the latter company will march to Fort Craig for orders.

II. Company G, First Infantry Californai Volunteers, will relieve Company H, First New Mexico Volunteers, at Fort McRae. Major Morrison will march with his command to Fort Craig for order.

III. Companies C and H, First Infantry California Volunteers, will march to Fort Craig for orders.

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By order of Brigadier General Joseph R. West:

JOSEPH F. BENNETT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CARSON CITY, June 28, 1863.

To His Excellency Governor ORION CLEMENS,

Nevada Territory:

SIR: I find it an impossibility to recruit an infantry company in this Territory. I have now tried it for four weeks, at a personal expense of over $200, and as yet have to get a man. Parties that I am acquainted with are willing to join my company and furnish their own horses, and, if need be, to furnish one or two extra for others that cannot furnish one for themselves, and I am confident that if my company was changed from an infantry to a cavalry one that I could be mustered into service inside of thirty days. I am well liked by the community at large, and a great many men are willing to give up good claims, or place them in the hands of other parties, to go with me a as a cavalry captain. If it is possible for you to change my company from an infantry to a cavalry one, you will, I think, confer a favor upon our mutual cause. By taking some immediate action upon this matter you will greatly oblige,

Yours, respectfully,

J. J. CLOSE,

Captain Company A, First Infantry Nevada Territory Volunteers.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF UTAH,

Great Salt Lake City, Utah Ter., June 28, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM, U. S. Army,

Assistant Adjutant-General, San Francisco, Cal.:

COLONEL: I have the honor to inclose copies of letters this day received from Major Gallagher and Mrs. Phebe Westwood, relative to