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General James H. Carleton, commanding Department of New Mexico, notifying me that the whole of the First California Volunteer Cavalry has been ordered to Arizona and New Mexico, and directing that Lieutenant James, adjutant of that regiment, be ordered back to Tuscon until furthe rorders. Lieutenant James startged for California on the 25th ultimo, and is probably ere this beyond Fort Yuma. Will you please give such orders as shall insure a compliance with General Carleton's instructions in this particular.

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

THEO. A. COULT,

Lieutenant-Colonel Fifth Volunteer infantry, Commanding

[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

March 28, 1864.

Resepctfully referred to Colonel Curtis, commanding District of Southern California, who will direct Lieutenant James, First Cavalry, to rejoin his regiment, should he come within the limits of Colonel Curtis' district.

By order:

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA,

Drum Barracks, April 6, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General, San Francisco, Cal.:

Respectfully returned. Adjutant James joined his headquarters at Fort Yuma an dproceeded with it to Tucson.

JAMES F. CURTIS,

Lieutenant-Colonel of Volunteers, Commanding.

[Inclosure.] DEPARTMENT OF NEW MEXICO, Santa Fe, N. Mex., February 26, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel THEODORE A. COULT,

Commanding at Tucson, Ariz. Ter.:

COLONEL: The whole of the First Cavalry has been ordered to Arizona and New Mexico by telegraph to the commander of the Department of the Pacific. The remaining companies are to come before hot whether sets in Stop Lieutenant James, the adjutant of that regiment, at Tucson until further orders. If he has left send an express and order him back. Send a copy of this letter to General Wright and Colonel Bowie.

I am, colonel, respectfully,

JAMES H. CARLETON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, March 11, 1864.

Colonel E. D. TOWNSEND,

Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. of the Army, Washington, D. C.:

COLONEL: I have sent forward six companies of the First Cavalry California Volunteers to Arizona. The seventh and last company will

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