War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0738 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, January 30, 1864.

Brigadier General B. ALVORD, U. S. Volunteers,

Commanding District of Oregon:

GENERAL: In reply to your letter of the 20th instant, the general commanding instructs me to say that the consolidation of the First Regiment of Washington Territory Infantry was a matter of necessity after the action of the War Department in the case of Colonel Steinberger. The general has already reported to the war Department that he would not consolidate the Oregon cavalry until the receipt of further orders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, Numbers 23.

San Francisco, cal., February 1, 1864.

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2. Major Edward McGarry, Second Cavalry California Volunteers, will proceed to and assume command of the troops at Camp Babbitt, Visalia, Cal. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

By order of Brigadier-General Wright:

RICHD. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 49.

Washington, February 1, 1864.

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7. Brigadier General Joseph R. West, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty in the Department of New Mexico, and will report for duty at the headquarters Department of Arkansas.

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By order of the Secretary of War.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, February 2, 1864.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL U. S. ARMY,

Washington, D. C.:

SIR: I have sent another company of the First Cavalry California Volunteers to San Pedro. This makes four companies of that regiment which I have sent south on their way to Arizona Territory. They are well mounted and equipped. This leaves three companies of the regiment - one at Benicia Barracks and two at Camp Union, Sacramento - not yet mounted. When General Carleton moved into Arizona and New Mexico he took with him one company of the Second Cavalry California Volunteers. I shall be glad to have that company returned to this department; it can be sent as escort for the trains returning from Tucson to Fort Yuma. I have sent one company of the Ninth