HEADQUARTERS SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA,
Drum Barracks, Cal., January 9, 1864.
Captain B. R. WEST,
Fourth California Volunteer Infantry, Commanding at Santa Catalina Island, Cal.:
CAPTAIN: The ithums from harbor to harbor having been reserved for garrison purposes, the diwtrict commander directs that you notify the owners of the corrals and of those recently erected buildings there to remove the same. Also, that in referring to the harbors the principal one on the south side will be termed Catalina Harbor, that on the side of the isthums, where you are at present camped, Union Bay.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
First Lieutenant and Adjt. Fourth Cal. Infty., Actg. Asst. Adjt. General
SAN FRANCISCO, January 11, 1864.
OFFICER COMMANDING CAMP BABBITT,
Company E, Second Cavalry, will remain at Camp Babbitt, but one company (D) will go to Camp Union:
R. C. DRUM,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON,
Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter., January 11, 1864.
Brigadier General GEORGE D. RAMSAY, Chief of Ordnance, Washington, D. C.:
GENERAL: My object in this communication is urgently to request that a battery of eight pieces of 10-pounder rifled Parrott guns be sent to Vancouver Arsenal, including all the implements and equipments complete, and a good supply of fixed ammunition for the same. There is no complete battery of field artillery in this district. Four 6-pounders are drilled at this post by Company A, Ninth Infantry, but the carriages are unfit for field purposes. Our great remoteness renders it proper there should be gathered here in time of peace the material of war. I hope therefore that you will be able to comply with this request.
I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding District.
Santa Catalina Island, Cal., January 11, 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel J. F. CURTIS,
Fourth Cal. Vol. Infty., Commanding Southern Dist. of California.
COLONEL: I have the honor to ask information on the last order received from your headquarters in reference to prohibiting inhabitants on the island from feeling trees for fire-wood, or for any other purpse. Am I to understand that it must not be made an article of commerce by the selttlers here, or that they are not to cut any for their own use?