War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0556 OPERATINS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Franciso, Cal., August 4, 1863.

Captain JAMES VAN VOAST,

Ninth U. S . Infantry, provost- Marshal, San Francisco, Ca.:

SIR: It is the desire of the commanding general that you should, in addition to the duties assigned you in oirders, keep well informed as to the movements and designs of the disloyal element in this State, reporting to this office anything which may in your judgment be useful to the geenral in his future actions.

Very esepctfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEAPRTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Fracisco, Cal., August 5, 1863.

Captain M. A. McLAUGHLIN,

Second Cavalry California Vols., Commanding Fort Tejon, Cal. ;

SIR: Your letter of the 22nd ultimo, reproting the removal of Indians from Owen's River Valley to the Tejon Reservtion, has bee submitted tot he general commanding, who approves your course. The geenral directs that you will hold in close confinement the balacne of the persons implicated in killing Indians until it is fully determined whether there is any law applicable to the case.

Veryr esepctfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OFTHE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, Cal., August 4, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel S. G. WHIPPLE,

Mountaineer Bastt., Commanding Dist of Humboldt, Fort Humboldt, Cal.:

Sir: The commanding genral has learned from unoficial sources of an Indian outbreak int he county of Trinity, within the limits of your district. The gernal desires you to take prompt acting in subduing the band or bands of Indians engaged, and giving the necessary protection tot he setlers, and for this purpose you will make such diposition of the forces at your command as will best accomplish these objects.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant- General.

HEADUQARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON,

Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter., August 5, 1863.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT- GEENRAL,

Headquarters Deaprtment of the Pacific, San Francisoco, Cal.:

COLOONEL: The purpose of this communiocation is respectfully to recommend to the geenral commanding the department that Major P. Lugenbeel, Ninettenth Infantry, be allowed to continue in command at FOrt Boise until next spring, and that thus your instructions of the 8th of June to establish at that post the headquarters of the First Oregon Cavalry late in the fall, on their return from the emigrant route,