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HEADQUARTERS SOUTHERN DIVISION OF LOUISIANA,

New Orleans, La., April 24, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER FORTS JACKSON AND SAINT PHILLIP,

Fort Jackson, La.:

The rebel ram has passed the parapet with the Union flag at half-mast. Be prepared for her. Acknowledge receipt.

WICKHAM HOFFMAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SOUTHERN DIVISION OF LOUISIANA,

New Orleans, La., April 24, 1865.

(Via Quarantine.)

COMMANDING OFFICER FORT JACKSON;

The ram Webb is small vessel, one smokestack, two upright walking beams, and a small foremast. Has cotton on board. Acknowledge receipt.

WICKHAM HOFFMAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

FORT JACKSON, April 24, 1865.

Major WICKHAM HOFFMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Received dispatch saying ram Webb was destroyed. Shall I dismiss to quarters?

A. J. FITZWATER,

Major, Commanding.

[Indorsement.

Received at 8. 15 and answered, "Yes. "

W. D. SMITH,

Lieutenant-Colonel.

HEADQUARTERS SOUTHERN DIVISION OF LOUISIANA,

New Orleans, La., April 24, 1865.

TELEGRAPH OPERATOR,

Quarantine:

Notify the commanding officer at Forts Jackson and Saint Philip immediately that the rebel ram passed New Orleans at 1 p. m. Send the information by the shortest possible means. Acknowledge receipt.

WICKHAM HOFFMAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SOUTHERN DIVISION OF LOUISIANA,

New Orleans, April 24, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER,

Ship Island:

SIR: The brigadier-general commanding directs me to notify you that the rebel ram Webb passed New Orleans this day at 1 p. m. on her way down the river. The forts at the mouth of the river have been