HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF UTAH, Numbers 9.
Fort Bridger, Utah Ter., February 18, 1865.
I. Major John. M. O'Neill, Second Cavalry California Volunteers, at his own request, is relieved from the command of this post, which he will turn over to Captain Albert Brown, of the same regiment. The major that post for duty. The quartermater's department will furnish the necessary transportation.
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By command of Brigadier-General Connor:
First Lieutenant, First Cavalry Nevada Territory, Actg. Asst. Adjt. General
Washington, February 20, 1865.
Major General I. McDOWELL,
Commanding Department of the Pacific, San Francisco, Cal.:
GENERAL: I have the honor to inform you that the Engineer Department has recently made application on the Ordnance Department that the following guns and carriages be sent to the Pacific coast: To fort at Fort Point, Cal., ten 10-inch Rodman guns and casemate carriages; to San Francisco, for distribution by Colonel De Russy on Pacific coast, three 15-inch Rodman guns and front pintle carriages. Since the 5th of January, 1864, the Ordnance Department has been requested to forward to the Pacific coast (including the above) ten 15-inch guns, eleven 100-pounder and three 200-pounder rifle guns, and ten 10-inch columbiads or solid-shot guns.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
General and Chief Engineer.
HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, Numbers 10.
San Francisco, Cal., February 20, 1865.
Brigadier General John S. Mason is assigned to the command of the District of Arizona, recently transferred by the War Department to the Department of the Pacific. He will proceed to join his command as soon as relieved in his present duties.
By command of Major-General McDowell:
R. C. DRUM,
BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS, DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA,
Sacramento, Cal., February 20, 1865.
Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM,
Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. Dept. of the Pacific, San Francisco:
COLONEL: The invitation held out by a certain paper in San Francisco for soldiers to make known their grievances through its columns without fear of a disclosure of their names has not only had a tendency to discourage elistments, but is directly encouraging conduct among the
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