War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0513 Chapter LXII. CORRESPONDENCE - UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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WAR DEPARTMENT.

Washington City, July 3, 1863.

AUSTIN BALDWIN & CO.,

New York:

This Department cannot relax the President's order forbidding the shipment of fire-arms.

EDWIN M. STANTON,.

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE.

Washington, July 7, 1863.

Brigadier General GEORGE WRIGHT.

Commanding Department of the Pacific, San Francisco, Cal.:

SIR: Your communication of the 8th ultimo in relation to the condition of affairs in the Department of the Pacific and the consolidation of volunteer regiments under requirements of General Orders, Numbers 86, April 2, 1863, has been submitted to the General-in-Chief, who approves the course pursued and directs that you exercise your own judgment in regard to the immediate consolidations, consulting the good of the public service.

I am, sir, &c.,

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 1863.

(Received 10 a. m. 8th.)

Honorable E. M. STANTON:

Give me result in Pennsylvania as far as consistent. Our citizens very anxious.

F. F. LOW.

GENERAL ORDERS.

HDQRS. DIST. OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Numbers 7.

Camp Drum, Cal., July 7, 1863.

By virtue of Special Orders, Numbers 147, headquarters Department of the Pacific, San Francisco, Cal., dated June 19, 1863, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Fourth Regiment of Infantry California Volunteers and the District of Southern California, relieving Colonel Ferris Forman, Fourth Infantry California Volunteers, thereof.

JAMES F. CURTIS.

Lieutenant Colonel, Commanding Fourth Infantry California Vols., and

District of Southern California.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS. Numbers 20.

Camp Drum, Cal., July 7, 1863.

The undersigned hereby assumes command of this post, relieving Captain B. R. West, Fourth Infantry California Volunteers.

JAMES F. CURTIS.

Lieutenant-Colonel Fourth Infantry California Volunteers

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