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will not be sent till the infantry are all off. These can be used in taking Mobile or establishing your base on the Gulf while waiting for your land transportation. The collection of forage must receive your early attention.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST FLORIDA,

Barrancas, February 1, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General, New Orleans, La.:

COLONEL: Since my communication of the 26th ultimo there have been some changes in the enemy's forces between Mobile and Pollard. The force at the latter place was considerably increased a few days since; by some reports put as high as 15,000, but I have no satisfactory account at this time. Shall probably get reliable information in the course of a day or two. My impression is that some part of the force at Pollard has gone to Montgomery. The railroad was again opened from Blakely to Pollard about the 24th ultimo.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THO. J. MCKEAN,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding District.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST FLORIDA,

Barrancas, February 1, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Asst. Adjt. General, Mil. Div. of West Mississippi, New Orleans, La.:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report the arrival in this district of Brigadier General C. C. Andrews, commanding Third Brigade, Reserve Corps, with the following-named regiments, viz.: Twenty-fourth Indiana Infantry, on the 27th ultimo; One hundred and fourteenth Ohio Infantry, on the 27th ultimo; Thirty-fourth Iowa Infantry, on the 27th ultimo; Eighty-third Ohio Infantry, on the 1st instant.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

THO. J. MCKEAN,

Brigadier-General, U. S. Volunteers, Commanding District.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE CUMBERLAND,

Eastport, Miss., February 2, 1865 - 10 a. m.

Major General H. W. HALLECK,

Washington, D. C.:

A telegram just received from General Allen, Louisville, states that your order to me, of the 26th of January, means 5,000 cavalry instead of five divisions, as I was informed. Which is correct - 5,000 or five divisions? Are they and A. J. Smith's command to take their transportation with them?

GEO. H. THOMAS,

Major-General, U. S. Army, Commanding.