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HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Dannelly's Mills, March 24, 1865.

Major General A. J. SMITH,

Commanding Sixteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The steamer Tamaulipas has just arrived with commissary stores, and the major-general commanding desires that you instruct your chief commissary to supply himself at once to the end of the month. Four days' rations will be carried on the persons of the men, the balance in the supply train. Major-General Granger has been instructed to turn over to you this afternoon fifty wagons to enable you to carry the supplies prescribed in orders.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

ALFRED FREDBERG,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Dannelly's Mills, March 24, 1865.

Major General A. J. SMITH,

Commanding Sixteenth Army Corps:

The major-general commanding the army desires me to inform you that your corps is expected to be ready to march to-morrow at day-break. The men will carry forty rounds of ammunition and four days' rations. You will please inform me whether you want more wagons to complete the allowance of transportation for regiments, and if so, how many?

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. JOS. OSTERHAUS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Dannelly's Mills, Ala., March 24, 1865.

Brigadier General J. MCARTHUR,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you send one brigade from your command to Lowell's Bridge, across Fish River (which is near your right), and repair the bridge so that cavalry and artillery can cross, and throw up a redan at each end of the bridge for its protection. The brigade will remain at that point until further orders, protecting the bridge and themselves.

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

J. HOUGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Dannelly's Mills, Ala., March 24, 1865.

Brigadier General J. MCARTHUR,

Commanding First Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you have your command in readiness to move to-morrow morning at daybreak, March 25; if any wagons are necessary to complete your transportation,