War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 0026 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Dauphin Island, Ala., March 18, 1865.

Captain J. W. LOWELL,

Chief of Artillery, Sixteenth Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: The major-general commanding directs that your command be in readiness to embark at an early hour to-morrow, taking no ammunition except the extra caissons. The command should have five days' rations and forage, the forage to be stored at place of debarkation until transportation can be procured. Take one wagon if possible for forage.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. HOUGH,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Dauphin Island, Ala., March 18, 1865.

Brigadier General J. McARTHUR,

Commanding First Division, Sixteenth Army Corps:

The major-general commanding directs that you have your command in readiness to embark on transports at an early hour to-morrow, taking five days' rations, forty rounds of cartridges per man in cartridge-boxes, and sixty rounds per man more will be placed on board the transports and securely stored at the place of debarkation until transportation can be procured. You will take one ambulance to each regiment and the two wagons for ammunition if possible, and a wagon for hospital purposes for the division, the pioneer wagon and the tool wagon for each brigade. Everything else to be left here in charge of the men unfit for field service, if sufficient can be found to properly protect the same from being plundered.

I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. HOUGH,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Brigadier General K. Garrard, commanding Second Division, Sixteenth Army Corps, and Brigadier General E. A. Carr, commanding Third Division, Sixteenth Army Corps.)

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST FLORIDA,

Barrancas, March 18, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Asst. Adjt. General, Army and Division of West Mississippi:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that in obedience to orders received I have turned over to Major-General Steele's command the Eighty-second and eighty-sixth U. S. Colored Infantry Regiments and all the mounted men of the Second Maine and First Florida Cavalry, by far not sufficient to provide properly for my long-extended picket-line and the daily details for fatigue duty with the quartermaster's and commissary departments, which at present are unusually heavy. The line of fortifications extending from Fort Barrancas to the beach and to the redoubt is left unfinished; the com-