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there; they were well treated. The distance to the same place by river is thirty miles. There is at Selma a large powder mill. It has been in operation about five months, and turns out a large quantity of powder. It is now the only one, besides the one in Augusta, Ga. There are no fortifications in or around Montgomery. All the mortars in the possession of the rebels at Mobile have been organized into a siege train, mounted two on wagon, drawn by mules. They are fifteen in number, and 10-inch caliber. They can be moved readily, so that their fire can be readily concentrated on any particular point.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. M. JACKSON,

Major, Tenth U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery.

(In absence of Captain S. M. Eaton.)

GENERAL

HEADQUARTERS ARMY AND DIVISION FIELD ORDERS,

OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 4.

March 15, 1865.

Bvt. Brigadier General C. B. Comstock, U. S. Army, having reported to these headquarters, in obedience to Special Orders, Numbers 41, from the Headquarters of the Armies of the United States, is assigned to special duty on the staff of the major-general commanding, and any orders or instructions communicated by him will be obeyed and respected.

By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL

HEADQUARTERS ARMY AND DIVISION FIELD ORDERS,

OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 8.

March 15, 1865.

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7. Brigadier General J. Bailey, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to the command of the Engineer Brigade consisting of the Ninety-sixth and Ninety-seventh Regiments U. S. Colored Infantry, and the independent company of pontoniers. He will report direct to these headquarters.

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13. Captain B. Wilson, assistant adjutant-general of volunteers, is hereby relieved from duty with the Thirteenth Army Corps, and assigned to duty as assistant adjutant-general of the Third Division, Sixteenth Army Corps. He will report accordingly without delay.

14. The company of Engineers and Mechanics now on duty in the Department of the Gulf under the direction of the chief engineer of that department will report immediately to Brigadier General J. Bailey, commanding Engineer Brigade, at Mobile Point, Ala. The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation.

By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 1.

March 15, 1865.

I. The engineer of a division or detached brigade will habitually march at the head of its most advanced detachment with his assistant.