HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, FIRST DIV.,
THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 7.
Dauphin Island, Ala., March 15, 1865.
I. In compliance with instructions from headquarters First Division, Thirteenth Army Corps and U. S. forces, Dauphin Island, Ala., March 15, I hereby assume command of this brigade.
II. Existing orders and regulations and the present staff at these headquarters will remain as heretofore.
W. B. KINSEY,
Lieutenant-Colonel 161st New York Infantry Volunteers.
HDQRS. TWENTY-THIRD IOWA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, Mobile Point, Ala., March 15, 1865.
Lieutenant A. J. ROCKWELL,
Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, First Brigade:
LIEUTENANT: I have the honor to report that in obedience to Special Orders, Numbers 20, headquarters First Brigade, Second Division, Thirteenth Army Corps, I moved from the camp of this brigade with the Twenty-third Iowa and Twentieth Wisconsin and a detachment of scouts, on the 13th instant, at 8 a. m., and arrived at Mr. Childers' farm, twelve miles distant, at 12 m. the same day, where I halted the infantry and sent the scouts forward to Bon Scours River. From Mr. Childers' farm I moved back down the bay to Shell Bank and camped during the night. Steamers even of light draft cannot be landed at Shell Bank or any place between there and Bon Scours River, without building a pier from 400 to 600 yards in length, and there is no material in the neighborhood to build a pier with. The country from here to Mr. Childers' farm is thickly interspersed with lagoons. There are no good roads-nothing but narrow and crooked paths. I met no enemy; neither could I obtain any reliable information concerning the enemy or his movements. I returned to camp on the evening of the 14th instant.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
S. L. GLASGOW,
HDQRS. SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 19.
Dauphin, Island, Ala., March 15, 1865.
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V. The organization of the Third Division, Sixteenth Army Corps, as announced in Special Orders, Numbers 60, current series, from headquarters Military Division of West Mississippi, is hereby modified as follows: First Brigade, Colonel J. B. Moore, Thirty-third Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, commanding-Thirty-third Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Forty-fourth Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Seventy-second Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Ninety-fifth Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Second Brigade, Colonel L. M. Ward, Fourteenth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, commanding-Fourteenth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Fortieth Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Forty-ninth Missouri Volunteer Infantry. Third Brigade, Colonel J. L. Geddes, Eighth Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry, commanding-Eighth Iowa Veteran Volunteer Infantry,