War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 1164 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

BRIGADE HDQRS., DIST. OF CALIFORNIA, Numbers 32.

Sacramento, March 17, 1865.

Company D (Knight's), Second California Cavalry, will relieve Company F (Starr's), same regiment, at the camp near Ione City, Cal., the latter company reporting for further orders to Camp Union.

By order of Brigadier-General Wright:

E. D. WAITE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS, DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA,

Sacramento, March 18, 1865.

Colonel R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Captain Knight is under orders for Amador to relieve Starr. Dispatch from Starr says:

Writs all served; business finished. All quiet; no necessity for troops there. Hay very scarce.

Shall I send Knight?

G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SAN FRANCISCO, March 18, 1865.

General GEORGE WRIGHT,

Sacramento, Cal.:

The general wishes a force kept in that section (Amaddor) for the present.

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS, DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA,

Sacramento, March 18, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM,

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

COLONEL: Captain Knight, Second Cavalry, with his company, will march to-morrow for Amador County and relieve Captain Starr. The latter, with his company, will then march for Camp Union, and thence to Camp bidwell, relieving Captain Doubhty, the latter officer, with his company, then returning to Camp Union.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS,

Fort Bowie, Ariz. Ter., March 19, 1865.

Colonel R. C. DRUM, U. S. ARMY,

Asst. Adjt. General, Headquarters Department of the Pacific:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that on the 12th instant tracks of Indians were discovered in this pass. A party with the guide (Merehildo) was sento to carefully examine this canon. It was found