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General Sheehan held a consultation with Adjutant-General Backus, and the latter
"HEADQUARTERS FOURTH BRIGADE, N. G. C., SACRAMENTO, April 11, 1882.
"[Special Orders, No. 4.]
"I. In accordance with a request of the Mayor and Chief of Police of Sacramento City, and pursuant to instructions from General Headquarters, N. G. C., as the Codes provide, Colonel T. W. Sheehan, commanding First Artillery Regiment, will at the earliest possible moment, after receipt of this Order, cause to be assembled, fully armed and equipped, such portion of his command located in the City of Sacramento, as may be required by the civil authorities in suppressing violence on the part of mobs or other lawless bodies.
II. The commanding officer will cause Companies "A" and "G," to assemble at the armory of the latter Company, and place so many men of Company "B" and the Governor's Guard on dnty at the various armories (guarding the Gatling guns and other State property), as may be deemed necessary. Every man on duty must be supplied with forty rounds of ball cartridges.
"III. Colonel Sheehan will hold the troops under arms, subject to the orders of superior authority, or the demands of the Mayor or Chief of Police of Sacramento, or the Sheriff of the county, and will detach such portion of his command for special duty at points where wanted, and continue such detachments in service until the authorities no longer require them.
By command of Brigadier-General John F. Shechan.
During the evening it was reported to the authorities that an effort would be made to break
The conduct of the troops on this occasion was highly commendable. The moral effect of their presence at the prison on the night of Mr. Lansing's death prevented, in my judgment, riotous proceedings, and possibly bloodshed.
His Excellency, Governor Perkins, officially commended the troops for their conduct on the
Since the last biennial report of my predecessor, parades and drills required by law have
trust that General Headquarters will favorably consider this matter, and if at all possible order the Company named to be mustered into the State service.
In conclusion, I desire to express, through you, to his Excellency the Commander-in-Chief, mny thanks for his many kindnesses, and to yourself for courtesies extended. I am, General, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
LEWELLYN TOZER, Brigadier-General Commanding Fourth Brigade, N. G. c.
REPORT OF COLONEL GEORGE C. EDWARDS.
DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY SCIENCE AND TACTICS, AND HEADQUARTERS UNIVERSITY CADETS,
Major-General John F. Sheehan, Adjutant-General of California, Sacramento, Cal.:
GENERAL I have the honor herewith to forward to you my annual report. The Corps of University Cadets is organized as a battalion of three Companies, having a total strength of 120. The uniform is a navy blue, and of the style known as fatigue the endeavor being to have a uniform which shall at the same time be neat, inexpensive, durable, and not conspicuous.
From the beginning of the Fall term, until the rains set in, the students of the three upper classes, in two Companies, are exercised in the open air, in the School of the Company, especial attention being given to the skirmish drill and the bayonet exercise. The Fourth Classmen are drilled in the School of the Soldier and the School of the Company. During the rainy season the Fourth Classmen are instructed indoors, in the manual of arms, and recite the School of the Soldier.
The Third Classmen recite upon the School of the Soldier, the Company, and the Battalion. The rest have read to them portions of the National Guard regulations, the military laws of the United States, and chapters from works on military science. As soon as the weather permits in the Spring, battalion drill is undertaken, and continued through the year.
The equipment of the corps is very poor. We have 150 Springfield muskets that had been returned to the State Armory by Companies of the National Guard, but have no accouterments whatever. I most respectfully urge the necessity of these, and hope that means may be vided whereby they can be obtained.
The attendance at all military exercises is most excellent-averaging about ninety-seven per cent. During fair weather target practice is carried on by the Rifle Team, composed of fifteen members, who have won their places by open competition. Much interest is taken, and the shooting is fairly good. The discipline of the corps is as good as could be desired.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEO. C. EDWARDS, Colonel commanding Battalion University Cadets.