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and those in rear the flanks and rear, where such precautions are demanded. Anything of importance which may occur at the front must be communicated to these headquarters with as little delay as possible. Refugees and deserters coming into the lines who may be able to give any information of importance will be sent in person to these headquarters under proper guard.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Dannelly's Mills, Ala., March 23, 1865.

Major General GORDON GRANGER,

Commanding Thirteenth Army Corps:

SIR: The major-general commanding directs that the boats now at this point with stores for your corps be unloaded to-night. A guard from Colonel Bertram's brigade has been detailed to superintend the landing and to protect the property until removed by your quartermaster. A fatigue detail of 100 men from the Sixteenth Corps is also in readiness. The boats must be released as soon as possible.

Very respectfully, & c.,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Dannelly's Mills, Ala., March 23, 1865.

Major General P. J. OSTERHAUS,

Chief of Staff, Military Division of West Mississippi:

GENERAL: In compliance with your instructions I have the honor to report the amount of transportation and artillery present with this command: First Division, 45 wagons, 1 ambulance; artillery, Third Indiana Battery, 4 guns. Second Division, 28 wagons, 3 ambulances; artillery, four 12-pounder Napoleons, 4-inch and 3-inch. Third Division, 6 wagons.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. J. SMITH,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Dannelly's Mills, Ala., March 23, 1865.

Major General P. J. OSTERHAUS,

Chief of Staff, Military Division of West Mississippi:

GENERAL: I have the honor to report the arrival of the U. S. steam-ship 48 and A. G. Brown at Smith's Mills, bringing the Ninety-fifth Illinois and Forty-fourth Missouri Volunteer Infantry. The U. S. steam-ship has been ordered to the mouth of the river to serve as lighter. The A. G. Brown has been ordered to report to Captain Rundle, depot quartermaster at Fort Gaines.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. J. SMITH,

Major-General.