War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 1058 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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PORTLAND, OREG., November 14, 1864.

General B. ALVORD:

GENERAL: I have just learned that the arms started up from Corvallis under escort from Captain Shipley's company. I have seen Frnak Cooper to-day. There were grounds for his apprehensions, but the crisis has passed. Inclosed you will find a a letter from Colonel Reed.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. C. GIBBS.

[Inclosure.] GENERAL HEADQUARTERS OREGON MILITIA, ADJUTANT -GENERAL'S OFFICE. Salem, November 12, 1864.

His Excellency ADDISON C. GIBBS.

Governor of Oregon, Portland, Oreg.:

GOVERNOR: I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that I have this day received the following:

OFFICE OF THE COMMISSARY OF MUSTERS,

San Francisco, November 2, 1864.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL OF OREGON.

Salem, Oreg.:

SIR: I have the honor to report that the First Regiment of Cavalry Oregon Volunteers and each company thereof, are below the minimum number required by law.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. SEAWELL.

Commissary of Musters.

General Orders, Numbers 182, of June 20, 1863, rules that a regiment of cavalry reduced below the minimum number must be deprived of the colonel and one assistant surgeon and each company of one second lieutenant.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CYRUS A. REED.

Adjutant-General of Oregon.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC. Numbers 52.

San Francisco, November 15, 1864.

The troops serving, respectively, in the Districts of California and Oregon, being in each equivalent to a brigade and being of mixed corps, are designated as separate brigades within the meaning and for the purpose indicated in War Department General Orders. Mp/ 251, current series.

By command of Major-General McDowell:

R. C. DRUM

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA.

Sacramento, November 15, 1864.

Captain A. W. STARR.

Second California Cavalry, Commanding Expedition to Bear Valley;

CAPTAIN: The general commanding desires that if everything is quiet in District of Mariposa, and no apprehensions of any distrubance, you return with your company to Camp Union, leaving about the 20th