SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 1865.
General GEORGE WRIGHT,
Make such movements as may be necessary to carry out existing orders. You speak of the absence of orders. What additional orders are required for commencing the movement of troops?
R. C. DRUM,
BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS, DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, Sacramento, June 19, 1865.
General J. BIDWELL, Chico:
GENERAL: Your letter of the 17th instant was received this morning. I have acted promptly in the matter without referring to department headquarters, as you will see by my order herewith inclosed. * I think twenty-five men under an active officer can taken care of the Indians in Tehama and Shasta Counties.
With great respect,
BRIGADE HDQRS. DIST. OF CALIFORNIA, No. 93.
Sacramento, June 19, 1865.
I. First Lieutenant W. W. Elliott, Second California Cavalry, will proceed forthwith and report for duty with Company D, same regiment, at Big Antelope Creek.
II. Captain W. L. Knight, Second California Cavalry, will move with his company at once to the old station on Smoke Creek, east of Honey Lake, leaving at his present camp Lieutenant Elliott and twenty-five men, and there establish a depot, under the 6th paragraph of Department General Orders, No. 26, current series.
III. Captain Kinght will range as far as Pueblo, via Granie Creek, and afford protection on the lines leading to the Owyhee Mines.
By order of Brigadier-General Wright:
E. D. WAITE,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS, DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, Sacramento, June 20, 1865.
Colonel R. C. DRUM,
Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. Dept. of the Pacific, San Francisco:
COLONEL: Your telegram of yesterday was received last evening. I had already, as you have been informed by the papers I sent down yesterday, made arrangements for the prompt movement of a company of cavalry to the Smoke Creek country. When I alluded to the absence of orders I thought it probable, from a telegram I had received from Major Kirkham, that orders had been given from department headquarters, and perhaps designating a company from Camp Union for this
*See Special Orders, No. 93, next, post.
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