War of the Rebellion: Serial 103 Page 0565 EXPLOSION AT MOBILE, ALA.

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though will do the best we can. Lieutenant Richmond is the officer appointed by me to receive the terms of surrender. I should liked to have gone above the railroad on business but time is so short I cannot go.

Very respectfully, yours,

M. E. JOHNSTON,

Major Twenty-fifth Alabama Battalion.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF NORTH ALABAMA,

Huntsville, May 9, 1865.

COMMANDING OFFICER BROWNSBOROUGH, ALA.:

Send the following to meet Colonel Horner, at different points along the railroad from your station to Paint Rock:

Johnston has till Thursday, 12 m., to bring in his command. Your forces will not go south of the railroad until 7 p. m. Wednesday. If on Thursday, continuining pursuit of Mead, you meet a flag of truce with a note form Johnston that they are coming in to surrender, let them pass. This order is for all troops scouting between Flint and Paint Rock Rivers.

R. S. GRANGER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF NORTH ALABAMA,

Huntsville, May 31, 1865.

Respectfully forwarded.

I have no doubt but the within report is correct in every particular. Colonel Given is not only an honorable, high-minded gentleman, but one of the best officers of my command. He conducted the surrender of Major Johnston's command under my orders and to my entire satisfaction. Charges will be forwarded against this officer as soon as possible.

R. S. GRANGER,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

MAY 25, 1865.-Explosion of Ordnance Depot at Mobile, Ala.

REPORTS.

Numbers 1.-Brigadier General James Totten and Capts. William S. Beebe, U. S. Army.

Numbers 2.-Captain James G. Platton, Thirty-third Missouri Infantry, Acting Assistant Inspector-General.

Numbers 1. Report of Brigadier General James Totten and Captain William S. Beebe, U. S. Army.

OFFICER CHIEF OF ARTILLERY AND ORDNANCE,

ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, Ala., May 25, 1865.

GENERAL: I have the honor to forward herewith copy of telegram forwarded to you this day:

A fearful explosion has just occurred in this city by which the Marshall press has been demolished and many lives lost as well as large numbers of our soldiers and citizens wounded. I have called upon Captain Beebe, depot ordnance officer, for a