War of the Rebellion: Serial 001 Page 0330 THE SECESSION OF ALABAMA AND MISSISSIPPI. Chapter III.

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the same time that the steamer came to take the hands, provisions, &c., and prevented the shipment of anything but personal property, and demanded the surrender of fort and all property, and demanded the surrender of fort and all property pertaining thereto. I gave the sub-overseer directions to turn over keys, &c. Colonel Todd informed me that about 30 men would be left there that day. Fort Morgan has now, I think, at least 400 and perhaps 500 men.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. B. REESE,

Lieutenant of Engineers.

General J. G. TOTTEN,

Chief of Engineers.