War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 1145 Chapter LXII. CORRESPONDENCE-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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post furnished with artillery in this district, in horor of the restoration of the national flag to Fort Sumter.

By order of Brigadier-General Alvord:

W. I. SANBORN,

Second Lieutenant, First Washington Territory Infantry,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, Numbers 44.

San Francsicso, Cal., February 25, 1865.

Company A (Pico's), Native California Cavalry, stationed at Camp Wright, Round Valley, will, with as little delay as practicable, take up the line of march for Drum Barracks, via Benicia, San Juan, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara. Pack animals will be used in transporting the supplies and company property as far as Benicia Barracks, where teams will be furnished for the balance of the march and the packs animals sent back to Camp Wright. All company property not absolutely necessary on the march will be turned over to the proper officer at Camp Wright.

By command of Major-General McDowell:

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF UTAH,

Camp Douglas, Utah Ter., near Great Salt Lake City,

February 25, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM,

Assistatn Adjutant-General, San Francisco, Cal.:

COLONEL: Inclosed I have the honor to toward Special Orders, Numbers 11, from these headquarters. There is now a thriving settlement at Camp Connor (Soda Springs), who are sufficiently nomerous to protect themselves, and deeming that the troops at that post were more needed for the protection of the Overland Mail Line, I have thought it best to withdraw them. I hope my action may meet the approval of the general commanding the department.

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

P. EDW. CONNOR,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[Idorsement.]

MARCH 10, 1865.

I do not approve of General Connor's action in this case; but as he is no longer under my orders, I forbear saying anything about it. He wanted the troops, and took this way to secure them.

I. McDOWELL,

Major-General.

[Inclosure.] SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF UTAH, Camp Douglas, Utah Ter., Numbers 11.

Near Great Salt Lake City, February 24, 1865.

The presence of troops being no longer necessary at Campt Connor, Idaho Ter., Captain J. W. Stillman, Company C, Third Battalion California Infantry, now commanding that post, will, as soon as the roads