War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0845 Chapter LXII. CORRESPONDENCE - UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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[Inclosure Numbers 1.] HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF UTAH, Camp Douglas, Utah Ter., May 9, 1864.

Captain SAMUEL P. SMITH,

Co. K, Second California Vol. Cavalry, Commanding Expedition:

CAPTAIN: You will proceed by easy marches to Raft River, Idaho Ter., or vicinity, where you will establish a depot for your supplies, and then returned four of your wagons (driven by citizens) to this post. After establishing your camp you will take steps to capture or kill the male adults of five lodges of Snake Indians who have for years infested the roads in that vicinity, and who have of late been stealing from and attacking emigrants to Idaho. You will be particular that friendly Indians are not molested, but treated kindly by your command. The lady of the honorable Judge Waite and a woman fleeing from Mormon persecution will accompany you. You will give them transportation and protection as far as Fort Boise, sending a small escort for Raft River to Boise for their protection. You will render ample protection to emigrants south of Snake River and between City of Rocks and the Port Neuf River, and at the same time thoroughly prospect the country for precious metals, particularly placer gold, and report from time to time the result to this office. You will be particular that your horses are taken good care of and kept in good order, and you will return to this post, unless otherwise instructed, on or about the 1st day of August next.

By command of Brigadier-General Connor:

M. G. LEWIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 2.] HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF UTAH, Camp Douglas, Utah Ter., May 13, 1864.

Captain DAVID J. BERRY,

Co. A, Second California Vol. Cavalry, Commanding Expedition:

CAPTAIN: You will proceed with your company from your present camp in the southerly direcdtion to Tintic Valley, and from thence south by the most practicable route to the Meadow Valley mining district, situated about 100 miles west of Cedar City, in this Territory. You will select a camp about mideay between Cedar Swamp and Meadow Valley, where you will leave a part of your company with the bulk of your supplies, and then return four of your teams to Camp Relief. You will then, during the period designed for you to remain detached, scout the country between Cedar Swamp and Meadow Valley, and afford protection to miners from Mormons and Indians, and watch the Parowan Indians, who again threaten to attack the overland mail coaches. You will thoroughly explore and prospect the country over which you travel, and if successful in finding placer diggins, you will at once report the fact to these headquarters. You will report with your command at your regimental headquarters on or about the 1st day of August next, unless otherwise ordered.

By command of Brigadier-General Connor:

M. G. LEWIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.