War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0802 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, Numbers 66.

San Francisco, Cal., March 29, 1864.

1. The headquarters of the battalion of Nevada Territory cavalry will be established at Fort Churchill, at which point Major A. A. C. Williams, Nevada Territory cavalry, will report for duty.

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By order of Brigadier-General Wright:

RICHD. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, March 30, 1864.

COMMANDING OFFICER ALCATRAZ ISLAND:

SIR: In reply to your letter of the 27th instant, requesting instructions relative to vessels passing through the north channel, I am instructed by the general commanding to say that all port regulations will be enforced by the commanders of the several forts in this harbor. The notice of the collector, alluded to in your letter, is one of these regulations, and of course must be respected and enforced. Your letter has been referred to the collector, with a request that all vessels on entering the harbor will be properly notified as to the regulation referred to. It is expected that the delicate duty devolving on military commanders will be exercised with prudence.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Copies to commanding officers of Fort Point and Camp Reynolds.)

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON, Numbers 45.

Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter., March 30, 1864.

I. Captain George B. Currey, First Oregon Cavalry, in command of Companies A and E of that regiment, will hold them in readiness to leave Fort Walla Walla for his expedition into the Indian country at such date as shall hereafter be desingated. Said expedition will return to Fort Walla Walla about the 26th of October next.

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V. Two officers and thirty infantry will be detailed by the commanding officer at Fort Boise to accompany the expedition of Captain Currey, joining it at the mouth of the Owyhee at such date as Captain Currey may designate, and returning to Fort Boise when the expedition is completed.

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By order of Brigadier-General Alvord:

J. W. HOPKINS,

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

CAMP DOUGLAS, UTAH TER.,

March 30, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM,

San Francisco, Cal.:

MY DEAR COLONEL: The more I think and inquire about the Colorado route the more convinced I am of the necessity and importance of