War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0844 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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Redwoods. I do not suppose there is immediate danger of John and Jim taking to the mountains, but they cannot be depended upon any great length of time.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. G. WHIPPLE,

Lieutenant Colonel First Battalion Mountaineers, California Vols.,

Commanding Post.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON,

Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter., May 13, 1864.

Captain C. B. CURREY,

Commanding Expedition into the Indian Country:

(Via Fort Boise, Idaho Ter.)

SIR: You are directed by the general commanding to observe, during your summer's campaign, and report upon your return, as to the best locality for a military post in the Harney Lake country. The main considerations are grass, wood, and water, and a geographical position for holding the Indians in subjection.

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

J. W. HOPKINS,

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

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON,

Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter., May 13, 1864.

Lieutenant JAMES A. WAYMIRE,

First Oregon Cavalry, Warm Springs Agency:

(Via Fort Dalles, Oreg.)

SIR: You are directed by the general commanding to inform this office as to the distance from Warm Springs Reservation to your old camp on the south Fork of John Day's River. Is there any point better calculated to protect the Canyon City trail and Captain Drake's line of communication than the Warm Springs Agency? Can you afford any protection to the Canyon City trail? On the 2nd instant the express of Jones & Edgar was attacked forty miles this side of Canyon City and robbed of their animals. The general does not intend this to interfere with any instructions you may have received from Captain Drake.

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

J. W. HOPKINS,

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

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF UTAH,

Camp Douglas, Utah Ter., May 15, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM,

Asst. Adjt. General, Dept. of the Pacific, San Francisco, Cal.:

COLONEL: Inclosed herewith I have the honor to forward, for the information of the general commanding, copies of instructions to company commanders in this district who are now absent with their companies on detached service.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. EDW. CONNOR,

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