War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 1136 Chapter LXII. OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST.

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BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS, DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA,

Sacramento, February 14, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM,

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

COLONEL: The movement of Captain Doughty from Camp Chico to Smoke Creek is temporarily deferred until the road becomes passable. The snow is very deep on the summit. General Bidwell has gone over tu Susanville, and is expected back in a day or two, when I shall learn further on the subject.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SAN FRANCISCO, February 15, 1865.

Major-General McDOWELL,

Commanding Department:

DEAR SIR: The California State Telegraph Company respectfully request you to offer a reward of $50 in gold, each way per trip to any soldier or other person who will volunteer to ride express across the break in the Overland Telegraph Line betweeen Mud Springs and Fort Laramie, and such telegraph dispathces as may be delivered to him for that purpose. In adition to the reward above mentioned, the company will be responsible to you for any horses killed in such service.

Respectfully,

H. W. CARPENTIER,

President California State Telegraph Company.

[Inclosement.]

If you can find a man, citizen or soldier, who will undertake this employ and send him. The nearer one can be had to the break the better. Report by telegraph.

[I. McDOWELL.]

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON, Numbers 36.

Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter., February 16, 1865.

I. Company D, First Washington Territory Infantry, will repair from Fort Boise 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.

BIDGER, February 18, 1865 - 10:20 a. m.

Captain F. HAVEN,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

Lieutenant-Colonel Collins, commanding Fort Laramie, promises to keep express running over broken part of line, which will be O. K. to-morrow. I leave for Camp Douglas to-morrov. Flour is safe for the present.

P. E. CONNOR,

Brigadier-General.