War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 1117 Chapter LXII. CORRESPONDENCE-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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this month to the District of Oregon to garrison the works at the mouth of the Columbia River. One company will go direct to Cape Disappointment and the others to Fort Vancouver, there to remain until the works at Fort Stevens are sufficiently advanced to receive its garrison. Captain Jordan, Ninth Infantry, will be terdered the majority of the Eight, which is revised for sea-coast defenses, and leave obtained for him should he determine to accept the commision.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,

San Francisco, January 7, 1865.

Honorable E. M. STANTON,

Secretary of War, Washington, D. C. .:

SIR: I beg to recommed Lieutenant Colonel Richard C. Drum, assistant adjutant-general, for the brevet of colonel for highly important, valuable, and meritorious services in connection with his duties in this department under my command, and though the period of the commands of the late Major-General Sumner and Brigadier-General Wright. I know of no officer out of the field better entitled to this mark of consideration that Lieutenant Colonel R. C. Drum. Every loyal man of any eminence knows the value of his services to the Union cause at critical moments in this region, and I feel sure loyal people of this coast will rejoice to see those service recognized.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

IRVIN McDEWELL,

Major-General, Commanding Department.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

January 7, 1865.

Major General IRVIN McDOWELL,

San Francisco, Cal.:

Leave granted Captain Anderson, Fifth U. S. Infantry, with view to his being colonel Eighth California Infantry.

THOMAS M. VINCENT,

Assistant Adjutan-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, Numbers 4.

San Francisco, Cal., January 7, 1865.

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7. The movement of Company b, Native California Cavalry, as directed in Special Orders, Numbers 1, of 1865, is hereby delayed until further orders.

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By command of Major-General McDowell:

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.