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Your note of inquiry in regard to the number of Indians killed, from the 11th April to the end of the Modoc war, is at band. The Modocs themselves, wbile at this post, (Fort Klamath,) said that they had only lost 5 warriors during that time, viz: 3 killed during the three days' fight, (2 by explosion of a shell, and 1 by a rifle-ball,) ! killed" at Sorass Lake, and 1 at the time of the Thomas massacre. They stated that several old squaws were killed during the three days' fight. There were forty warriors at this post belonging to the tribe. This corresponds to the count of Dorris and F airchild, both of whom, you remember, always contended that this was the actual number of figbting warriors belonging to the Modoc tribe.

It fully corroborated the statement of Dorris and Faircbild as to the number of Modoc warriors engaged during the war.

This report has been delayed by the great difficulty in procuring the data necessary for its accuracy, and also by my ill-health. I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ALVAN C. GILLEM, Colonel First Cavalry, Commander of the late Modoc Expedition,

including District of the Lakes. THE ASSISTANT ADJUTANT-GENERAL, Headquarter's Department of the Columbia.

(Through Headquarters Military Division of the Pacific.)

[First indorsement. ]
HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DIVISION PACIFIC,

San Francisco, January 17, 1875. Respectfully forwarded to Assistant Adjutant-General, headquarters of the Army.

J. M. SCHOFIELD,

Major-General.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, March 8, 1877.

Official copy.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Adjutant-General

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