War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 1268 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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ADJUTANT-GENEAL'S OFFICE, Washington, June 27, 1865.

Brigadier General GEORGE WRIGHT:

(Care Major-General McDowell, San Francisco, Cal.)

You are assigned to command the Department of the Columbia, embracing the State of Oregon and Territories of Washington and Idaho, headquarters Fort Vancouver, and will proceed, upon receipt of this order, to take command. Major-General Halleck is to command Division of the Pacific, consisting of the Department of the Columbia and California. Acknowledge receipt.

By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

WAR DEPT., AND ADJT. GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 118.

Washington, June 27, 1865.

The President directs that the United States be divided into military divisions and subdivided into military departments, as follows:

Departments.

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18. The Department of the Columbia, Brigadier General G. Wright to command, to embrace the State of Oregon and Territories of Washington and Idaho. Headquarters at Fort Vancouver.

19. The Department of California, Major General Irvin McDowell to command, to embrace the States of California and Nevada, and Territoriese of New Mexico and Arizona. Headquarters at San Francisco.

Divisions.

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5. The Military Division of the Pacific, Major General H. W. Halleck to command, the embrace the Department of the Columbia and Department of California. Headquarters at San Francisco. All officers hereby assigned will proceed, on receipt of this order, to take command of their respective departments or military divisions. All officers relieved by this order will, on being relieved by the proper officer, report by letter to the Adjutant-General for orders.

By order of the President of the United States:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS, DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, Sacramento, June 27, 1865.

Hon. J. R. DOOLITTLE,

Chairman of the Joint Committee of Congress charged to

make inquiry into the condition of the Indian tribes, &c.:

SIR: I have the honor to receive from the Hon. J. W. Nesmith, U. S. Senator from the State of Oregon, and member of your committee, a copy of your circular, dated at Racine, Wis., May 10, 1865, and inasmuch