War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0509 Chapter LXII. CORRESPONDENCE - UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC.

San Francisco, Cal. July 2, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel JAMES F. CURTIS.

Fourth Infantry California Volunteers,

Commanding District of Southern California, Camp Drum, Cal.:

SIR: The department commander desires you to direct Captain Fitch, commanding at Fort Mojave, to send to La Paz, on the Colorado River, a detachment from his command not to exceed one-half of the largest company, under a discreet and competent officer. This force will encamp in the vicinity of La Paz and remain there for a short time. During its stay efforts will be made to apprehend the person or persons engaged in the murder of the Fourth Infantry soldiers. You will send such additional instructions as may be deemed necessary.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC.

San Francisco, Cal., July 2, 1863

His Excellency ORION CLEMENS,

Acting Governor of Nevada Territory, Carson City, Nev. Ter.:

GOVERNOR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Your Excellency's communication of the 29th ultimo. At this moment it is impossible to station a company at Reese River. Troops will, however, be passing and repassing that place very frequently during the summer. As it appears to be somewhat difficult to raise infantry companies in Nevada, I shall be very glad to accept two more cavalry companies under the same conditions as those already asked for; that is, the men to furnish their own horses and horse equipments.

With great respect, Your Excellency's obedient servant,

G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General U. S. Army, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC.

San Francisco, Cal. July 2, 1863

Colonel FRANCIS J. LIPPITT,

Second Infantry California Volunteers,

Commanding District of Humboldt, Fort Humboldt, Cal.:

SIR: The department commander instructs me to call your attention to the recent Indian outbreak at or near Trinidad, and to say that prompt measures should be taken to give the necessary protection to trains and persons passing over the mail route from Trinidad to Gold Bluffs. The manner of protecting the route, and other details, is left discretionary with the district commander.

R. C. DRUM.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC.

San Francisco, Cal. July 2, 1863.

Colonel FRANCIS J. LIPPITT.

Second Infantry California Volunteers.

Commanding District of Humboldt, Fort Humboldt, Cal.:

SIR: The department commander instructs me to say that if the Second Infantry company, which arrived at Fort Humboldt from Fort