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re as follows: VIII. March 28, 1856, Brevt.
Lieut.-Col. Edward J. Steptoe, Ninth Infantry, commanding Companies A, E, F , and I, same regiment, and detachments of Company E, First Dragoons, and Company L, Third Artillery,--in all two hundred men — at the Cascades, W. T., repulsed the Indians in their attack at that place.
The troops landed under fire, routing and dispersing the enemy at every point, capturing a large number of their mules and destroying all their property.
Second Lieutenant Philip H. Sheridan, Fourth Infantry, is specially mentioned for his gallantry
By command of Brevet Lieutenant-General Scott. [Signed] Irvin McDowell, Assistant Adjutant-General.
General Wool, while personally supervising matters on the Columbia River, directed a redistribution to some extent of the troops in the district, and shortly before his return to San Francisco I was ordered with my detachment of dragoons to take station on the Grande Ronde Indian Reservation in Yamhill County,