War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 0977 Chapter LXII. CORRESPONDENCE-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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II. On the arrival of Captain Small at Camp Watson he will relieve Captain Caldwell of the command of the detachments under Lieutenant Nathan Olney and Second Lieutenant W. Wood, and he (Captain Caldwell) will proceed with the men of Company B, First Oregon Cavalry, to Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter.

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V. Camp Watson is not to be a permanent station, and the command will be considered in the field. Captain Small will cause the utmost economy to be practiced in every branch of the public service.

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By order of Brigadier-General Alvord:


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

CAMP ANDERSON, CAL., September 15, 1864.

First Lieutenant A. W. HANNA,

Adjutant First Batt. Mountaineers, California Vols.,

Fort Humboldt, Cal.:

SIR: Pursuant to Post Orders, Numbers 32, September 6, 1864, I took a detachment of nine men of Company B, First Battalion Mountaineers, California Volunteers, and proceeded down Redwood Creek eight miles and camped for the night. On the next day scouted down the creek ten or twelve miles without discovering any Indian sign. On the morning of the 8th proceeded to Bald Hills; saw four Indians at a distance going toward Klamath River, but was unable to overtake them. On the 9th, 10th, and 11th scouted around through the Bald Hill country; discovered considerable Indian sign, apparently about a month old. On the 12th instant returned to this camp.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Sergeant, Company B, First Batt. Mountaineers, California Vols.


Fort Walla Walla, Wash. Ter., SEptember 15, 1864.


Hdqrs. Department of the Pacific, San Francisco, Cal.:

SIR: I have the honor to report that in obedience to Special Orders, Numbers 113, headquarters District of Oregon, dated Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter., September 7, 1864, I have this day taken command of the First Regiment Washington Territory Infantry and of this post.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Colonel First Washington Territory Infantry.

(Same to Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, District of Oregon.)


Fort Boise, Idaho Ter., September 15, 1864.


Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter.:

SIR: Letters to the 9th instant have been received from Lieutenant Hobart. He was then in the vicinity of Salmon Falls and expected to