SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 1865.
(Received 1. 30 a. m. 13th.)
I am much embarrassed by the non-receipt officially of War Department order of May 4, which I see in the papers, rescinding the orders of the President concerning the exportation of arms. Please send it by telegraph.
PORTLAND, OREG., May 12, 1865.
Brigadier General J. B. FRY,
Referring to my telegram of the 4th, General McDowell wishes the men mustered in. He also requests me to ask authority for filling up the tenth company, Oregon infantry. Shall this be done by recruiting or shall recruits of the cavalry be transferred sufficient for this purpose?
T. C. ENGLISH,
Superintendent Volunteer Recruiting Service.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA,
Drum Barracks, Cal., May 12, 1865.
Colonel R. C. DRUM,
Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. Dept. of the Pacific, San Francisco, Cal.:
COLONEL: I have the honor to report that the band of secessionists which appeared in Tehapchepay Valley, and stole horses here, made its way east of the mountain rnage to the San Bernardino Mountians, and in the vicinity of Gear Valley divided, a portion passing into Lower California through San Diego County, others toward the Colorado River, and others are believed to be secreting in the neighboring valleys. It was their intention to raid upon the town of San BernardiNumbers The appearance of Captain Atchison's command, Fourth California Infantry, there prevented.
I have the honor, colonel, to remain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JAMES F. CURTIS,
Colonel Fourth California Infantry, Commanding District.
HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC,
San Francisco, May 12, 1865.
Colonel R. F. MAURY,
Oregon Cavalry, Commanding Dist. of Oregon, Fort Vancouver, Oreg.:
SIR: I am instructed by the department commander to write you as follows: The troops in your district will not exceed, but may be less than those now in it. You have three companies Ninth U. S. Infantry (regulars), one company Fourth California Volunteer Infantry, two companies Elight California Volunteer Infantry, ten companies Oregon infantry, seven companies Oregon cavalry, three companies Washington Territory infantry. Of these, the companies of the Ninth U. S. Infantry, Fourth and Eighth California Volunteers, will remain as at