War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0804 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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the opinion that the earlier I move the better. I would be glad to start from here by April 15, by which time grass will be sufficiently good and the mountains in as good a condition as it will be in at any time during the early part of the season.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. B. CURREY,

Captain, First Oregon Cavalry.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, April 1, 1864. (Received 5 p. m. 2d.)

Brigadier General G. WRIGHT:

Arizona not transferred.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, April 1, 1864.

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

Commanding District of Oregon, Fort Vancouver:

GENERAL: In reply to your letter of the 18th instant the general commanding instructs me to forward you a copy of his instructions to Lieutenant-Colonel Drew, Oregon cavalry, regarding the expedition to the Owyhee. During the greater part of the season Colonel Drew's command will be employed in scouting over that country and in the direction of Goose Lake.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure.] HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, San Francisco, Cal., March 18, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel C. S. DREW,

Oregon Cavalry, Camp Baker, Jacksonville, Oreg.:

SIR: In reply to your letter of the 9th instant, making certain recommendations relative to the movement of troops from Fort Klamath, the general commanding the department directs me to say that he wishes you to take all your men back to Fort Klamath as soon as the route is practicable. There, leaving a sufficient number of men at that post to safely guard the public property and protect it from any Indian attack, you will go with a detachment across the country to the Owyhee. After the completion of the reconnaissance you will return to Fort Klamath, reporting in writing to this office. Such additional transportation as may be absolutely necessary will be hired.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON,

Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter., April 1, 1864.

J. W. P. HUNTINGTON,

Superintendent Indian Affairs, Salem, Oreg.:

SIR: Captains Drake and Currey, in command of expeditions into the region south of the Columbia River and east of the Cascade Moun-