War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0696 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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news from the north on the subject herein referred to; neither have I been advised that a Government steamer has been sent to the sound; but I am assured by Commodore Poor that every exertion will be used to get a vessel up there as soon as possible.

With great respect, your obedient servant,

G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, Numbers 277.

San Francisco, Cal., December 12, 1863.

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3. Company B (Schmidt's), Second Infantry California Volunteers, will proceed to and take post at Fort Tejon. On its arrival the present garison of Fort Tejon (Companies D and G, Second California Volunteers) will proceed to Camp Babbitt, near Visalia, Cal.

4. On the arrival at Camp Babbitt of the companies last named in the above paragraph the company of infantry at that camp (G, Second Infantry California Volunteers) will proceed to and take post at Fort Miller.

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By order of Brigadier-General Wright:

RICHD. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SAN FRANCISCO, December 12, 1863.

Captain W. G. MORRIS,

Assistant Quartermaster:

(Via Los Angeles, Cal.)

A company of infantry is ordered to Fort Tejon, and the cavalry withdrawn.

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, Numbers 278.

San Francisco, Cal., December 14, 1863.

1. Two companies of the Second Infantry Regiment, stationed at Benicia Barracks (to be selected by the commanding officer of the post), will be sent via San Francisco to Fort Humboldt.

2. The remaining company of the same regiment at Benicia Barracks will proceed without unnecessary delay to Fort Miller. Such enlisted men at Benicia Barracks as may belong to companies of the Second Infantry, stationed south of Stockton, will, if able to travel, be sent to their respective companies.

3. Company G, Second Infantry, will, instead of going to Fort Miller, as directed in Special Orders, Numbers 277, proceed to and take post at Fort Tejon. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

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By order of Brigadier-General Wright:

RICHD. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.