War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 1102 Chapter LXII. OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST.

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SPECILA ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON, Numbers 177.

Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter., December 18, 1864.

I. Company A, First Infantry Oregon Volunteers, will repair without delay from Salem to Fort Vancouver.

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By order of Brigadier-General Alvord:

W. I. SANBORN,

Second Lieutenant, First Washington Territory Infantry,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

WASHINGTON, D. C., December 19, 1864.

Major-General McDOWELL,

San Francisco, Cal.:

Letter with your indorsement of November 8, in regard to building Peruvian vessels in San Francisco, received. Your course approved, and Secretary of War directs that you will retain any vessel of a suspecious character attempting to leave Pacific ports.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

WASHINGTON, D. C., December 20, 1864.

Major-General McDOWELL,

San Francisco:

The Secretary of War directs me to inform you that no organization of troops will be raised in the Department of the Pacific for service in the First Veteran (Hancock's) Army Corps, now being organized here.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, Numbers 277.

San Francisco, Cal., December 20, 1864.

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2. Major James Van Voast, Eighteenth U. S. Infantry, having been ordered to the East to command his regiment in the field, is relieved from the command of Fort Point, and will proceed to join his regiment without delay.

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By command of Major-General McDowell:

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General

HEADQUARTERS,

Fort Boise, Idaho Ter., December 20, 1864.

ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Hdqrs. District of Oregon, Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter.:

SIR: I have the honor to ask the attention and to solicit the orders of the general commanding the district in regard to the following maters: A large number of emigrants are living around this vicinity, and