War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0600 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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HEADUQARTERS DISTRICT OF ARIZONA,

Las Cruces, N. Mex., August 31, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel THEO. A. COULT,

Fifth Infantry California Volunteers, Commanding, Tucson:

COLONEL: The orders from departmetn headuqarters assigning uyou to the command of Tucson imply that you shall receive insturctions from me. Should anything specially requiring your attention suggest itself to me it will be duly ommunicated to you. As soon as practicable after your arrival at Tucson I wish you to report upon the eligibility of the town of Tubac for a depot. Your report should shw what buildings and quarters are availbale and upon what terms they cn be occupied by Government; also how much more direct the Libertad road to the Rio Grande can be made by avaoding TUcson, and the character of the cut- off. Get up this report in good style, with full explantations and diagrams, as it may be necessary to send it to the War Deaprtmetn.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. R. WEST,

Brigadier- General, Commanding.

HEADUQARTERS DEAPRTMENT OFTHE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, Cal., September 1, 1863.

Major R. S. WILLIAMSON,

ENgineer Corps, San Francisco, Cal.:

SIR: The department comma; nder sesires you to proceed with the preparations necessary for constructing the field- works on Point San Jose and Angel Island. You will ascertain from Colonel De Russy what assistance he can render you in providing means and material; also procure from the colonel a copy of the report of the Engineer Board, so far at least as relates to fortifications int ehi harbor. Bvt. Major George P. Anderews' company, Third Artillery, will be sent to Angel Island so soon as the sites for fortifications are determined upon, to assist in constructing the works.

Very respectfully, your obedient servnat,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADUQARTERS DEAPRTMENT OFTHE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, Cal., September 1, 1863.

Captain JOSEPH STEWART,

Third Artillery, U. S . Army, Commanding Fort Point, Cal.:

SIR: The general commanding the department desires you to make a special report as to the armament of Fort Point, its present condition, and what is required to complete its efficeincy.

Very respetfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assitant Adjutant-General.

HEADUQARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON,

Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter., September 1, 1863.

COMMANDING OFFICER AT FORT WALLA WALLA, WASH. TER.:

COLONEL: The general commanding understood you to say that ceertain quarters of your post had been authorized to be built for the wants