WASHINGTON, D. C., May 11, 1865.
(Received 3 p. m. 14th.)
Major General IRVIN MCDOWELL:
The following order is transmitted in reply to your telegram of the 8th instant. *
E. D. TOWNSEND,
BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS, DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA,
Sacramento, May 11, 1865.
Major R. W. KIRKHAM,
Department Quartermaster, San Francisco:
MAJOR: As soon as possible I shall put two companies of the Second Cavalry on the march via Fort Crook to occupy the point near Goose Lake to be selected by Major Williamson, and the company of the Second Cavalry now at Camp Bidwell will cross the mountains into Honey Lake Valley and occupy a position at or near Smoke Creek in a few days. The point to be selected by Major Williamson will be about 100 miles beyond Fort Crook, and the supplies, subsistence for 200 men for a year, and such tools as may be necessary for the erection of temporary cabins for one company should be thrown forward immediately, and the same with regard to the company to be posted in Honey Lake Valley-subsistence for a yer, with tools to enable it to erect temporary shelter. Besides shelter for the men, shelter for horses for one company at each of the stations will be rected, but no purchase of lumber or building material will be allowed, and all the labor will be performed by the enlisted men.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, Numbers 106.
San Francisco, Cal., May 11, 1865.
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2. Company H, Ninth Infantry, will take post at the recruiting depot in this city, relieving Company G, same regiment, which will proceed to and take post at Point San Jose.
3. Company I, Ninth Infantry, is relieved from duty on the provost guard, and will return to Fort Point as soon after the receipt of this order as practicable.
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By command of Major-General McDowell:
R. C. DRUM,
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DISTRICT OF HUMBOLDT, Numbers 17.
Fort Humboldt, May 11, 1865.
I. Upon the muster out of Company B, First Battalion Mountaineers, California Volunteers, the military post of Camp Curtis will be broken
*See May 3, p. 1219.