War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0832 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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II. Major J. S. Rinearson, First Oregon Cavalry, upon being relieved in command of Fort Boise by Colonel R. F. Maury, will repair to Fort Dalles, Oreg., and assume command of that post.

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By order of Brigadier-General Alvord:

J. W. HOPKINS,

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

HEADQUARTERS,

Fort Walla Walla, Wash. Ter., April 28, 1864.

ACTING ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Hdqrs. District of Oregon, Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter.:

SIR: I have the honor to report that in compliance with instructions from headquarters District of Oregon, Captain George B. Currey, First Oregon Cavalry, with Companies A and E of the same regiment, left this post this morning on an expedition against the Snake Indians.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. C. ENGLISH,

Lieutenant-Colonel First Washington Territory Infantry, Commanding

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON,

Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter., April 28, 1864.

Colonel R. F. MAURY,

First Oregon Cavalry, Commanding Officer Fort Boise, Idaho Ter.:

SIR: If in your judgment the establishment of a camp for the summer on the Upper Owyhee shall be advisable for the protection of the chief mining camps, you are authorized to detach such troops as you shall deem expedient. Perhaps the operations of the cavalry may drive the hostiles on those camps. Your acting assistant quartermaster is authorized to procure the necessary transportation, purchasing mules if absolutely necessary. A copy of Lieutenant Waymire's report has been sent Captain Currey. * He was advised, unless important claims called him elsewhere, to go to Harney Lake. He has authority, if he deems it advisable, to order Captain Drake to effect a junction with him.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

BENJ. ALVORD,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding District.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, April 29, 1864.

Captain WILLIAM H. JORDAN,

Ninth U. S. Infantry, Commanding:

(Through district commander.)

SIR: The department commander directs that the post at the mouth of the Columbia River will be known and designated "Cape Disappointment, mouth of Columbia River, Washington Territory," until further orders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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*See Part I, p. 310.

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