the track adjoining. The fire spread and burned the two lower warehouses filled with forage. We saved the third warehouse filled with commissary, but had to remove nearly all the stores. At one time over 100 feet of the house was burning at once, and the military bridge was in momentary danger, but was saved. The loss to Government will reach $150,000 and at least ten men killed and wounded of the One hundred and eighty-sixth Ohio. One warehouse had 8,000 bales of hay. The murderous charge of gross neglect of duty made by officers and men against Captain Hogan, ordnance officer, as also the fact that be was not to be found after the first explosion, has induced me to arrest him. If half the report is true, he is a great criminal. The whole matter should be thoroughly investigated. I will make a more full report by mail to-morrow. The new ordnance depot was only saved by great labor and courage.
C. H. GROSVENOR,
Brevet Brigadier-General, Commanding.
Chief of Staff.
CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO OPERATIONS IN KENTUCKY, SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA, TENNESSEE, NORTHERN AND CENTRAL GEORGIA, MISSISSIPPI, ALABAMA, AND WEST FLORIDA, FROM JANUARY 1 TO MARCH 15, 1865.*
UNION CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.
HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 1.
New Orleans, La., January 1, 1865.
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2. Second Lieutenant George, L. Wilbur, First New Orleans Volunteer Infantry, is hereby assigned to duty at these headquarters as acting assistant adjutant-general, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.
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By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby;
C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. MIL. DIV. OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 3.
New Orleans, La., January 3, 1865.
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VII. Special Orders, Numbers 205, paragraph 6, series of 1864, from these headquarters, is hereby so far modified as to require the First Louisiana
* For Correspondence, etc., from March 16 to June 30, 1865, see Part II. For Correspondence, etc., relating to operations in Kentucky, Southwestern Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Northern Georgia, from January 1 to 23, 186, see Vol. XLV, Part II.