War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 1241 Chapter LXII. CORRESPONDENCE-UNION AND CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS,

Fort Walla Walla, Wash. Ter., May 24, 1865.

ACTING ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL,

Hdqrs. District of Oregon, Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter.:

SIR: I have the honor to report for the information of the colonel commanding the district that information was received at these headquarters last evening that the Snake Indians attacked aparty of Indians from the Umatilla Reservation on the 20th instant on the North Fork of John Day's River, near a place called Camas Prairie. This is said to be about sixty miles southwest of the Umatilla Reservation. The Snakes captured forty-eight horses from the firnedly Indians and drove them back to the reserves. I will go down to the reserve to-day and see if my information has been exaggerated. In the meanwhile I have givne orders for Captain Waters, one commissioned officer, and fifty-five enlisted men to hold themselves in readiness to start on detached service. If upon an investigation at the reservation I find there is a probability of doing anything, I shall order Captain Waters and his detachment inot the field, taking command in person. Hoping my plans will meet with your approval, I have the honor to remain,

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. B. CURREY,

Lieutenant-Colonel First Oregon Infantry, Commanding Post.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

BRIGADE HDQRS., DIST. OF CALIFORNIA, Numbers 76.

Sacramento, May 25, 1865.

Company D (Knight's), Second California Cavalry, will march and take post at Colusa, the dismounted men under command of a subaltern, and one month's subsistence being forwarded by water. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

By order of Brigadier-General Wright:

E. D. WAITE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

BRIGADE HDQRS., DIST OF CALIFORNIA, Numbers 77.

Sacramento, May 25, 1865.

Company H (McLean's), Second California Cavalry, will proceed immediately to Fort Churchill, reporting for service to Lieutenant-Colonel McDerit, same regiment, commanding Sub-District of Nevada.

By order of Brigadier-General Wright:

E. D. WAITE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF OREGON,

Fort Vancouver, Wash. Ter., May 25, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel R. C. DRUM,

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

SIR: I have the honor to acknolwedge the receipt of Department General Orders, Numbers 36, current series, and beg leave to represent that a camp in addition to the two therein indicated will be a necessity. it should be on the old emigrant road at Rock Creek, a small tributary of Snake River, and about thirty-five miles above Salmon Falls or in