War of the Rebellion: Serial 106 Page 1278 OPERATIONS ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Chapter LXII.

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HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE PACIFIC, San Francisco, July 10, 1865.

Lieutenant E. D. WAITE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Sacramento, Cal.:

SIR: I have received from Mr. MacCrellish, of the Alta, the following statement, which is respectfully submitted to General Wright, viz:

Letters dated June 27, from Owen's River Valley, state that Indians have burned the Union Mills, which cost $30,000; sacked Bend City and threatened San Carlos Mills and town. The inhabitants have gone to kearsage district.

Mr. MacCrellish procured this information from Mr. Hanks, long a resident of San Carlos, who thinks a few soldiers sent from Camp Independence would protect and save much valuable property.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

E. W. HILLYER,

Lieutenant Colonel Fourth California Infantry, Actg. Asst. Adjt. General

[First indorsement.]

DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, July 11, 1865.

Respectfully referred to commanding officer Camp Independence for his information.

By order:

E. D. WAITE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

CAMP INDEPENDENCE, July 21, 1865.

Respectfully returned to district headquarters.

The Union Mills have been burnt, but whether by Indians or not has not yet been determined. Bend City has not been sacked nor San Carlos threatened. The citizens of thsoe towns have all removed to Kearsage in consequence of the superiority ofhte Kearsage mines and plenty of business at Kearsage. The general commanding department has been here, to whom the fact have been explained.

Respectfully,

JNO. G. KELLEY,

Captain, Nevada Infantry, Commanding Post.

[Third indorsement.]

BRIGADE HEADQUARTERS, DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, Sacramento, August 3, 1865.

Respectfully transmitted to department headquarters.

EDWD. McGARRY,

Colonel Second California Cavalry, Commanding District.

SMOKE CREEK STATION, NEV. TER., July 10, 1865.

Lieutenant E. D. WAITE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Sacramento, Cal.:

LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to report my arrival with my company at this station at 3 p. m. to-day. I have camped near the quartermaster formerly occupied by the troops when stationed here and owned by Kingsbury & Co. They are only large enough to accommodate