HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF UTAH,
Camp Douglas, February 27, 1865-2 p. m.
Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM,
I am in receipt of the following telegram:
FEBRUARY 24, 1865.
Brigadier General P. E. CONNOR:
The following orders is sent for your information:
WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, D. C., February 17, 1865.
"The Territory of Utah and that part of Nebraska west of the twenty-seventh degree of longitude are added to the Department of Missouri.
"By order of the Secretary of War:
"E. D. TOWNSEND,
"Assistant Adjutant-General. "
Send your reprots and communications to these headquarters. What troops are in your district?
G. M. DODGE,
Major-General, Commanding, Saint Louis.
P. E. CONNOR,
Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON, Numbers 47.
Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter., February 27, 1865.
I. Captain F. O. McCown's company (E), First Oregon Infantry, at Fort Vancouver, and Captain A. J. borland's company (G), First Oregon Infantry, at Fort Dalles, will repair to Fort Walla Walla en route to Fort Colville. Company E will be ready to start on Monday morning, the 6th proximo. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation, the assistant quartermaster at Fort Walla Walla supplying the land transportation.
II. The commanding officer at Fort Walla Walla will direct Companies E and G, First Oregon Infantry, to proceed to Fort Colville at the earliest possible moment when in his judgment the roads are in condition to justify the movement. It is hoped they can start between the 15th and 23rd of March.
III. On the arrival of these companies at Fort Colville, Company C, First Washington Territory Infantry, will repair to Fort Vancouver to be mustered out of service, taking a steamer at the highest practicable point on the Columbia. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.
IV. Captain W. S. Powell's company (D), First Oregon Infantry, will proceed from Fort Dalles to Fort Walla Walla, where they will take post. Companies D and G should leave for Fort Walla Walla on the 7th of March, or as soon thereafter as a steamer starts. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportatio.
V. On the arrival of Company D, First Oregon Infantry, at Fort Walla Walla, Companies A and D, First Washington Territory Infantry, will repair to Fort Vancouver to be mustered out of service. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation, the troops taking steamer at Wallula or Umatilla.
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By order of Brigadier-General Alvord:
W. I. SANBORN,
Second Lieutenant, First Washington Territory Infantry,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.