War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 1220 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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region above named will be sent under contract direct to the point selected by Major Williamson. The same rule will apply to supplying the troops in Honey Lake Valley.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. C. DRUM,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS, DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA,

Sacramento, May 3, 1865.

Colonel R. C. DRUM,

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

COLONEL: I have reports from Major C. McDermit, commanding Fort Churchill, May 1, 1865. There is trouble between the white people and Indians near the Sink of the Carson, forty miles ortheast of Fort Churchill. The major has gone there with twenty men to settle the difficulty, and as soon as he returns he will go to the Truckee and Pyramid Lake to settle difficulties of the same kind, and after that he will go to Walker River Reservation, where it appears that the friends of the two Indians who murdered Stewart and Rabe have murdered one of friendly Indians who assisted Captain Wallace in arresting the muderers.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS, DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA,

Sacramento, May 3, 1865.

Colonel R. C. DRUM,

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

COLONEL: Inclosed herewith is a communication from Adjutant-General Evans, May 2, 1865, announcing appointments made by the Governor in the Second California Volunteer Cavalry. * Major McDermit informs me this morning that seven six-mule wagons leave Churchill to-day for Camp Union. The major leves at same time for Carson Lake, to settle some difficulties between the white people and some Indians, and will be absent about six days. Can Captain Kelley be appointed to muster out McDermit and muster him in as lieutenant-colonel? I have at Camp Union six citizen prisoners. They will be sent down to-morrow, with affidavits.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. WRIGHT,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SAN FRANCISCO, May 4, 1865.

(Received 9. 30 p. m. 7th.)

General W. A. NICHOLS,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Order of 28th ultimo to take possession for military use of the ground known as "custom-house lot" received and execute. Is there a special purpose for this lot, or am I authorized to apply it to such use as shall be for the best interests of the service?

IRVIN MCDOWELL,

Major-General.

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*Omitted.

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