HEADQUARTERS DEAPRTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,
San Francisco, August 28, 1863.
ADJUTANT- GEENRAL U. S. ARMY,
Washington, D. C.:
SIR: For the information of the General- in- Chief, I have the honor to inclose herewith a communication addressed to my headquarters by Brigadier G en. B. Alvord, commanding District of Oregon, dated 18th of August, 1863, repoprting the location of the new military post of Fort Boise. * The work of building Fort Boise I have intrusted to Major P. Lugenbeel, Nineteenth Infantry, with Captain W. B. Hughes, assistant quartemaster. Both of these officers have had much experience, and their services are of very great importance. If Major Lugenbeel can be permitted to remain in this department for the present I desire to keep him in command of Fort Boise untilthe post is entirely completed. Veryrespectfully, yuour obedient servant,
Brigadier- General, U. S . A rmy, Commanding.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL., August 28, 1863.
His Excellency A. LINCOLN,
President United States:
The Almaden matter has been settled in a manner which I think will be satisfactory. Have reported facts to Secretary Usher.
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OFTHE PACIFIC, Numbers 199.
San Fracisco, Cal., August 28, 1863.
Captain james Gorman's company, First Cavalry California Volunteers, will proceed to and take post at Cmap Union, near Scramento, Cl., where it will be mounted and equipped.
By order of Brigadier-General Wright:
RICHD. C. DRUM,
HEDUQARTERS CAMP BIDWELL,
Near Chico, Cal., August 28, 1863.
Colonel R. C. DRUM,
Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. Dept. of the Pacific, San Francisco, Cal.:
COLONEL: In pursuance of Special Orders, Numbers 195, current series, from headquarters Department of the Pacifdic, and of Orders, Numbers 195, current series, from headquarters Benicia Barracks, I proceeded on board of the Sacramento boat on the evening of the 24th instant with Company A, Sixth Infantry California Volunteers, Lieutenant Davis commanding, to Sacramento, where we re- embarked on board the up- river boat on the morning of the 25th, and arrived at the Chico Landing on the evening of the 26th, and marched from thence to this camp, ix miles from the landing and nearly one mile from the town of Chico. on my arrival here I found in camp two companies (one of cavalry and one of
*See p. 579.
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