War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 1007 Chapter LXII. CORRESPONDENCE-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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in the rebel army; and as I wished to increase the force on the island, I sent Captain Black with his company of the Ninth Infantry, as Captain Black ranked Captain Winder. I did this with a view of quieting the public mind. In all the communications I ever received from Captain Winder, as well as frequent conversations with him, I was fully convinced of his perfect reliability and loyalty to the Government. At the frequent inspections I made of Alcatraz Island during his command I alvays found everyithing in the most satisfactory condition. His system of alarm signals to prevent surprise and general preparations to meet any emergency evinced a thorough knowledge of his duty and responsibility as commander of the most important defense of the harbor of San Francisco.

Very respectfully, your obedient,

G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

Sacramento, Cal., October 8, 1864.

Governor JAMES W. NYE,

Carson City, Nev. Ter.:

I am here on my way to Nevada. Will be in Virginia City Tuesday afternoon or evening.

IRVIN McDOWELL,

Major-General, Commanding Department.

SAN FRANCISCO, October 8, 1864.

Major CHARLES McDERMIT,

Fort Churchill:

Let cavalry remain in Virginia. General McDowell leaves Sacramento to-day for that place.

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF HUMBOLDT, Numbers 52.

Fort Humboldt, Cal., October 8, 1864.

1. First Lieutenant R. F. Herrick, First Battalion Mountaineers, California Volunteers, with detachments of Companies A and D, same battalion, will proceed forthwith to Camp Iaqua and relieve Captain Buckley in the command of that post.

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3. Upon being relieved by Lieutenant Herrick, Captain Buckley will proceed without delay with his company (C), Sixth Infantry California Volunteers, to Fort Humboldt and report to the district commander.

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By order of Lieutenant-Colonel Whipple:

A. W. HANNA,

First Lieutenant and Adjt. First Batt. Mountaineers, Cal. Vols.,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.