War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0655 Chapter LXII. CORRESPONDENCE-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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these headquarters. By orders from the War Department, Captain Evans proceeds to join his regiment in the field, where he will be the senior officer on duty with it.

XI. For greater convenience of supply and of communication, Fort McRae is hereby transferred from the District of Arizona to the District of Fort Craig. Returns, estimates, reports, &c., will be made accordingly, commencing on the 1st proximo.

By order of Brigadier-General Carleton:

BEN. C. CUTLER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS HUMBOLDT MILITARY DISTRICT,

Fort Humboldt, Cal., October 24, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM, U. S. Army,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of the Pacific:

SIR: I have the honor to report that the camp on Eel River, about fifty miles south of this post, at which place Company E, First Battalon Moutaineers, California Volunteers, has its headquarters, has been named Camp Grant, subject to the approval of the department commander.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. G. WHIPPLE,

Lieutenant Colonel First Battalon Mountaineers, California Vols., Commanding Humboldt Military District.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON,

Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter., October 24, 1863.

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

SIR: The commanding general directs that you will promptly furnish a mounted force to repair to the Umatilla Agency upon any emergency occurring at the agency requiring the presence of troops. The agent, W. H. Barnhart, applies through you under date of 10th instant for a mounted force to be stationed there. As a detachment can reach the Umattilla Agency in half a day from Fort Walla Wala, the necessity of taking roops just returned from a seven months' expedition is not apparent. You will cordially co-operate as heretofore with the Indian agent in the enforcement of the Indian intercourse act in the protection of the Indians in their rights under the treaty and in the preservation of the peace.

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

J. W. HOPKINS,

First Lieutenant, First Oregon Cavalry, Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF UTAH,

Great Salt Lake City, Utah Ter., October 26, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM, U. S. Army,

Assistant Adjutant-General, San Francisco, Ca.:

COLONEL: In former communications I have had the honor fully to set forth my views to the department commander relative to the condition of the Mormon people and the sentiments of their leaders, and