which will be in a few days, and let them be discharged and mustered out at that post in order that they may be able to return home before winter sets in.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
F. F. LOW,
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,
San Francisco, September 26, 1864.
COMMANDING OFFICER AT ALCATRAZ ISLAND:
SIR: The major-general commanding desires you to fire a national salute to-day, commencing at 4 p. m., in honor of General Sheridan's victories in the Shenandoah Valley.
R. C. DRUM,
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, Numbers 207.
San Francisco, Cal., September 26, 1864.
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3. Companies B, Second Infantry, and B, Second Cavalry California Volunteers, will proceed on the next trip of the steamer Senator to San Francisco and take post at the Presidio Barracks. The latter company will turn over to the depot quartermaster at Wilmington all its horses, horse equipments, and camp equipage.
4. Company G, Second Infantry California Volunteers, will march from Fort Yuma to Drum Barracks, whence it will be sent by steamer to this city to take post at the Presidio.
5. Fort Miller will be temporarily abandoned, and the troops thereat will move to the Presidio of San Francisco to be mustered out of service. The movable property at Fort Miller will be taken to Camp Babbitt under the direction of the quartermaster of the latter station.
6. The headquarters of the Second Cavalry California Volunteers is hereby established at Camp Union, to which point the officers connected therewith will repair.
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By command of Major-General McDowell:
RICHD. C. DRUM,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA,
Sacramento, September 26, 1864.
Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM,
Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. Dept. of the Pacific, San Francisco:
COLONEL: On the 13th of August I sent an order to Lieutenant-Colonel Drew, First Oregon Cavalry, to return with his command to Fort Klamath. At the latest of dates from Captain Kelly, commanding the fort, I am advised that the express which was sent to Colonel Drew had then been absent twenty days, and some apprehensions were felt that it might have been cut off by the Indians. I directed Colonel Drew to advise me of his approach to the fort, in order that I might