department commander to say that the exigencies of the service will not permit of a reduction of the force now in this State. The general gives you full powers to call upon the Governors of Oregon and Washington Territory for such troops as you may deem necessary to preserve the peace and quiet of your district.
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Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
RICHD. C. DRUM.
Telegram to Lieutenant Colonel R. C. Drum, assistant adjutant-general.
FORT VANCOUVER, WASH. TER., June 14, 1864.
Colonel R. C. DRUM.
Assistant Adjutant-General, San Francisco:
Under authority of your letter of 29th of April 1863, I have called upon the Governor of Oregon for forty cavalry volunteers, to serve until the 1st of November next, to protect the road from Dalles to Canyon City against Indians. Major McLean declines to muster int he second lieutenant and recruiting of officer without the authority of the War Department. Has the War department given such authority?
Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding District.
Telegram from Lieutenant Colonel R. C. Drum, assistant adjutant-general.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 15, 1864-3 p. m.
Authority contained in letter of 29th of April, 1863, is revoked.
By order of General Wright:
E. SPARROW PURDY,
Copy of telegram from Brigadier General George Wright, commanding Department of the Pacific.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 1864-7. 30 p. m.
Brigadier General B. ALVORD, U. S. Volunteers:
Commanding District of Oregon, Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter.:
You can accept the detachment of cavalry. Muster in by one of your own officers. Particulars by mail.
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC. Numbers 252.
San Francisco., Cal., November 21, 1864.
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5. Lieutenant Colonel C. S. Drew, Oregon cavalry, is relieved from duty at Fort Klamath, and authorized to make out his report of a reconnaissance of the Owyhee country, at Jacksonville, Oreg.
By command of Major-General McDowell:
R. C. DRUM.