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larly instructed to take every measure to prevent any damage being done to the steamer by the troops. The commanding general desires that his wishes in this respect be strictly carried out.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

OFFICE OF CHIEF QUARTERMASTER,

MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

New Orleans, March 4, 1865.

Major General A. J. SMITH,

Commanding Sixteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: Major General E. R. S. Canby directs that you will send 1,500 men of your command with their means of land transportation to Hickox Landing as early after daybreak to-morrow morning as possible. Transportation is now waiting for about that number.

By order of Lieutenant Colonel C. G. Sawtelle, Chief Quartermaster, Military Division of West Mississippi:

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. L. HEATON,

Captain and Assistant Quartermaster.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Chalmette, La., March 5, 1865.

Respectfully referred to Brigadier General John McArthur, commanding First Division, who will send the within required number of men. They will be supplied with five days' rations. As soon as embarked the boats will be ordered to proceed to Dauphin Island and the detachment to be reported to Major General G. Granger. They will take also such of their land transportation and camp and garrison equipage as can be transported.

By order of Major General A. J. Smith:

J. HOUGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Chalmette, La., March 4, 1865.

Brigadier General J. McARTHUR,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you embark on board steamer Belvidere 600 men from your command. The steamer is ready now. The steamer Guiding Star with capacity for 2,000 men will be ready early to-morrow morning. The steamer Cromwell will be ready some time to-morrow afternoon.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WILLIAM G. MEAD,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.