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1860

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Roberts, Robert B. Encyclopedia of Historic Forts: The Military, Pioneer, and Trading Posts of the United States. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1988, 81.

Camp in Onion Valley located on a site near Downieville, Sierra County or adjoining Plumas County.

1860

Folder F3753:944, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Balance sheet showing California War Debt as of January 1, 1860 of $203,384.62.

01/03/1860

Folder F3753:409, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Governor Weller to Jarboe telling him to disband his volunteer company as job is done. Thanks him constrainedly. Written in Sacramento, January 3, 1860.

01/07/1860

“Indian War Bonds, Again.” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 7, 1860: p. 2, col. 2.

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01/11/1860

“Indian Fight.” Nevada Democrat, January 11, 1860: p. 2, col. 1.

Eel River Rangers, 13 men under Capt. Jarboe fought with 90 Indians, killed 30, wounded 30.

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01/11/1860

Folder F3753:410, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from G.W. Tiffuss to Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General, asking payment for treating a volunteer from Jarboe’s company wounded in thigh by arrow in skirmish. Wants Kibbe to handle matter for him. Written in Nome Cult Indian Farm, January 11, 1860.

01/12/1860

Folder F3753:411, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from J.B. Lamar to Governor Milton T. Latham introducing a G.H. Woodman who wishes to discuss Indian hostiles in his home area. Written in Sacramento, January 12, 1860.

01/14/1860

Folder F3753:412, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Lieutenant Dillon to Major W.W. Mackall, Assistant Adjutant General, Headquarters, Department of Pacific, stating he doesn’t want to leave Round Valley while settlers are allowed to continue to harass Indians. Says why no investigation of trespass and damage of government property. Indian women are taken by force frequently. Written in Round Valley, January 14, 1860.

01/14/1860

“Indian Difficulties,” Placer Herald, January 14, 1860, p. 2, col. 1.

Published report by Governor John B. Weller; recounts Kibbe’s actions and Jarboe’s actions stating he has ordered Jarboe’s men to be disbanded.

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01/15/1860

Folder F3753:413, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Petition by citizens of Ukiah to Governor to allow Jarboe to reactivate his volunteer force and to provide protection from hostile Indians. Written in Ukiah, January 15, 1860.

01/15/1860

Folder F3753:414, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Petition to Governor Latham and citizens of Mendocino County from Eel River Rangers for removal of Jarboe as Captain and permission to elect new leader. Written at Headquarters, Eel River Rangers, January 15, 1860.

01/16/1860

“Indians of Mendocino County,” Sacramento Daily Union, January 16, 1860, p. 2, col. 5-6.

J.H. Lamar, Assembly representative for Mendocino county introduced bill for organizing a company for Mendocino, Humboldt county for 90 days; recounts Indian situation in county for past year; Pitt River Indians on the Mendocino Reservation.

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01/18/1860

“Indian Depredations.” Sacramento Daily Union, January 18, 1860: p. 4, col. 4.

“Indians sent to the reservation last Winter are back..:”

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01/18/1860

“Indian Deficiencies.” Sacramento Daily Union, January 18, 1860: p. 2, col. 1.

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01/18/1860

Folder F3753:415, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Governor Downey to Colonel Clarke, Company Commander, Pacific Department asking for troops for Round Valley and Mendocino County in general. Written in Sacramento, January 18, 1860.

01/19/1860

“More Indian Demands.” Sacramento Daily Union, January 19, 1860: p. 3, col. 1.

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01/21/1860

“Further Service Required,” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 21, 1860, p. 2, col. 4.

Humboldt county Indians back from the Mendocino reservation; wants Kibbe to come back again to subdue Humboldt county Indians permanently.

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01/21/1860

“Indians Killed.” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 21, 1860: p. 3, col. 1.

Jarboe and Eel River Rangers killed 60 South Eel River Indians, plus 30 Indians in Round Valley, took 30 prisoners.

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01/21/1860

“Indian Slaughter.” Weekly Humboldt Times, January 21, 1860: p. 2, col. 4.

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01/20/1860

Folder F3753:416, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Colonel Clarke to Governor Downey in reply to request for troops to Round Valley. States has troops there, no trouble reported, will ask for a report and will then let Governor know intentions. Written at Headquarters, Department of Cal., San Francisco, January 20, 1860.

01/20/1860

Folder F3753:417, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Affadavit of S.P. Storms, Round Valley, that Indians had been and continued to kill stock in and around Round Valley, Claimed 15 men also killed. Said things worse since U.S. Army come; Lieutenant Dillon wanted Indians to kill whites. Written in Sacramento, January 20, 1860.

01/21/1860

Folder F3753:418, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter of transmittal from Governor Downey to Assembly with letter to General Clarke, U.S. Army, Company Commander, Pacific Department, and his reply. Downey recommends sending help to Mendocino County without waiting for Feds. Written in Sacramento, January 21, 1860.

01/23/1860

Folder F3753:419, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Affadavit of J.B. Owens, Mendocino County, that Indians in Round, Long, Eden Valleys had killed over 1000 head of stock, 15 men. Said U.S. Army and its officers encouraged Indians in this behavior. Written in Sacramento, January 23, 1860.

01/25/1860

Folder F3753:420, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Petition from Eel River Rangers to Governor Downey to return a document evidently condemning Captain Jarboe (Round Valley). Say they did it in excitement and Jarboe did best he could. Written in Ukiah, January 25, 1860.

01/25/1860

“Don’t Mention It-Protect the Squaws,” Sacramento Daily Union, January 25,1 860, p. 2, col. 4.

Jarboe, Mendocino Indians

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01/25/1860

“Letter from Sacramento.” Nevada Democrat, January 25, 1860: p. 2, col. 2.

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01/26/1860

“Reported Indian Outrages.” Sacramento Daily Union, January 26, 1860: p. 3, col. 3.

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01/27/1860

Folder F3753:422, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Report from Jarboe to Brigadier General Kibbe, Adjutant General, to effect he has disbanded company and listing supplies and equipment he has on hand belonging to state. Written at Headquarters, Eel River Rangers, January 27, 1860.

01/27/1860

Folder F3753:423, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter (report) from Lieutenant Dillon, Detachment Company Commander, Round Valley to Major W.W. Mackall, Assistant Adjutant General, Department of Pacific, San Francisco, in response to request from Governor of California for information on Indian Affairs in Round Valley. Says Indians innocent of stock killing or murder. Whites are out to exterminate Indians and pre-empt land. Written in Round Valley, January 27, 1860.

01/30/1860

“Massacre of the Rolf Indians,” Sacramento Daily Union, January 30, 1860, p. 1, col. 7.

Account by Yount of massacre of friendly Indians, 60 women and children, 10 men at Rolf’s Ranch; perpetrators were Pitt River Rangers, 21 men under Lt. Langley butchered them (hacked them to pieces) in a surprise attack at dawn; one butcher named Lee; another named McElroy; Rolf’s Ranch.

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01/31/1860

“California Legislature, Eleventh Session, Reported Specially for the Union — Governor’s Message — The Indian War.” Sacramento Daily Union, January 31, 1860: p. 1, cols. 3-7.

01/31/1860

Folder F3753:425, Military Department. Adjutant General. Indian War Papers, F3753, California State Archives.

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Letter from Fred P. Greene to Brigadier General Kibbe, enclosing bill’s for food and hauling. Comments when Legislature gets around to paying bills plus that for transporting Indians to the Nogo that the money will be welcome. Written in San Francisco, January 31, 1860.

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