War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 1080 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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those fights, and soon after the latter I was promoted to a lieutenant-colonelcy. I have since organizsed a fine cavalry regiment and been in several engagements in Arkansas and the Indian Nation. My command will in all probability remain in Texas during the next campaign. I would like very much to have you write to Miss Patrick; tell her George is well and in Texas. I would also like to have you write to my sister Kate; she will be delighted to hear that I am living and well. I have not heard a word from my people since I left California. I fear my brothers in Pennsylvania may have gone into the Northern Army; if so, I can only pity; I have no desire to see them again. I would be delighted to see you. Indeed, if I had only twenty years to live, I would give up ten years of that time to see you and talk with you one hour. I may survive this war. If sok, we may meet again; but should I fall, you will have the last kind thought, the last fervent prayer of

Your devoted friend,


Write often; do not wait to hear from me, but write whenever an opportunity presents itself.


GUAYMAS, November 29, 1864.

Major-General McDOWELL:

DEAR SIR: Mr. Elihu Baker, major-domo of the Arizona Mining Company, has just come down from Arizona to escort me to the Territory. He informs me that a band of Confederates are encamped in Sonora, between Magdalena and the boundary, awaiting re-enforcements from Texas, Chihuahua, and Durango, to make an attack upon the advanced military posts of Calaba, Tubac, and Tucson. If they are successful in such a raid, they will for a while have the southern portion of Arizona at their mercy. Although you may not be the military commander of that department, I think it proper to give you this information as it may be in your power to communicate with those who have the power to re-enforce speedily the limited garrisons of the posts so seriously threatened.

I remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant



Sacramento, November 29, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM.

Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. Dept. of the Pacific, San Francisco, Cal.:

COLONEL: Inclosed herewith is a petition of the citizens of Owen's River Valley for military protection, together with a letter from Adjutant-General Evans. The petitioners do not set forth any actual hospitilities, and simply ask for the troops in the valley as a precautionary measure. However, to allay their apprehensions I would recommend that a company of Nevada infantry be sent from Fort Churchill and loacted on Bishop's Creek near Owensville, with provisions for the winter, tents, &c., with a few tools, to enable the company to hut itself during the rainy season.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


Brigadier-General, Commanding.