Order Governing Conduct
HEADQUARTERS PACIFIC DIVISION
FORT MASON, CAL., April 22, 1906.
GENERAL ORDERS NO. 12
1. The regular troops including the United States Marine Corps, on duty in
the city of San Francisco, will control all of Golden Gate Park, all the
territory north and east of Golden Gate Park along H street to Stanyan,
along Stanyan to Oak, along Oak to Fillmore, along Fillmore to Bush,
along Bush to Powell, down Powell to Market, along Market to First, along
First to include the Pacific Mail dock.
2. This territory is divided into six (6) districts and troops assigned with
location of districts, headquarters as follows:
To include all ground north of Golden Gate Park between the beach and
Devisadero street, including the Presidio reservation, but not including
Headquarters at the Presidio, San Francisco, California.
Commanding officer, Colonel Charles Morris, Artillery Corps.
Personnel of command, the Coast and Field Artillery on duty in the city
of San Francisco and at the Presidio of San Francisco, California.
To include all ground north of Union street and between Devisadero and
Hyde streets, including also all of Fort Mason reservation, except the post
Headquarters at Fort Mason, California.
Commanding officer, Colonel Reynolds, Twenty-second Infantry.
Personnel of command, all that part of the Twenty-second Infantry now
on duty in the city of San Francisco.
To include all ground bounded as follows: Hyde, from the bay south to
Bush street, thence on Bush east to Powell, thence on Powell south to
Market, thence on Market northeast to First, thence on First southeast to
water front, thence along water front to foot of Hyde street, not including
Headquarters at Portsmouth Square.
Commanding officer, Colonel Marion P. Maus, Twentieth Infantry.
To include all ground bounded by streets as follows: Beginning at the
corner of Devisadero and Union streets south on Devisadero to Oak, west
on Oak to Fillmore, north on Fillmore to Bush, east on Bush to Hyde,
north on Hyde to Union, West on Union to Devisadero.
Headquarters at 2040 Broadway Commanding officer, Lieutenant-
Colonel Lincoln Karmany, United States Marine Corps.
Personnel of command, all of the United States Marine Corps on duty in
All of Golden Gate Park.
Headquarters at the Park Lodge.
Commanding officer, Major G. W. McIver, Fourth Infantry.
Personnel of command-two companies of the Twentieth Infantry and
one troop of the Fourteenth Cavalry.
To include the wharves between Forth Mason wharf and the Pacific
Mail Dock, both inclusive: in charge of the navy.
Headquarters at Fort Mason Reservation
Commanding officer, H. C. Benson, Major Fourteenth Cavalry.
Personnel of command - two troops of the Fourteenth Cavalry.
Each officer designated in this order as a district commander will establish
his headquarters immediately at the point designated and will distributed
the troops under his command so as best to protect the property and keep
order in his district.
The chief signal officer will as soon as possible connect each district headquarters with division and department headquarters by wire communication.
At a conference with the Mayor of San Francisco, California it was
concluded that normal conditions should be established as soon as possible.
1. To accomplish this district commanders will instruct the troops under
their command to prohibit the seizure of all vehicles of transportation by
all persons within their district unless they have a written order signed by
the Mayor or the division commander and dated April 23, 1906, or later.
2. Lights are authorized between sunset and 10 p.m. In case lights are
burned after this hour sentinels will investigate quietly and inform the
occupants that orders require lights to be extinguished at 10 p.m.
3. In houses no fire will be permitted in stoves, grates, furnaces or other
fireplaces having exit through chimney flues unless the occupants of the
house hold certificates issued by authorized inspector showing the chimneys
in proper condition. The importance of this provision is emphasized by the
fact that no effective means are at hand for stopping fires. Oil stoves may
4. All persons except suspicious characters will be permitted to pass
sentinels without interruption, provided they are orderly and do not destroy
or otherwise molest or misappropriate property not their own.
5. The division commander desires to impress upon troops the importance
of temperate action in dealing with the unfortunate people who are
suffering from the awful catastrophe that has befallen them. He desires
also the assistance of the people for whom every possible effort is being
made and whose forbearance already bespeaks their courage under
circumstances impossible to fully comprehend without experiencing them.
In spite of their unfortunate condition we must ask their cooperation and
Food supplies, tentage and blankets are beginning to come in very
rapidly, and in a very few days, it is believed that sufficient supplies of all
kinds will be regularly distributed daily for the absolute want of all.
It is particularly requested that no person permit himself to receive more
of any kinds of supplies than are absolutely necessary.
Our greatest danger in the future may be expected from unavoidable
sanitary conditions, and every person is cautioned that to violate in the
slightest degree the instructions of the sanitary officers would be a crime
that could have no adequate punishment.
By command of Brigadier-General Funston
S. P. JOCELYN
Colonel, General Staff,
Chief of Staff
Official: S. W. DUNNING, Military Secretary
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