HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, SECOND DIV., 13TH ARMY CORPS,
In the Field, March 26, 1865.
Commanding Thirteenth Army Corps:
GENERAL: I have the honor to report that I am with my command at D'Olive's Creek, about two miles from Spanish Fort and half a mile from the bay. The road in my rear is very good. From information that I have received I think I can go ahead. I do not believe they will show fight at the fort. The forces in our front are considerably less than was anticipated. I am ready to move and awaiting orders. The signal officers with me are trying to communicate with the fleet. Communication with the fleet is open. A boat from the fleet is just landing.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Colonel, Commanding Brigade.
HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
March 26, 1865.
Colonel H. BERTRAM,
Commanding First Brigadier, Second Div., Thirteenth Army Corps:
COLONEL: You will at once move your brigade to the north side of D'Olive's Creek and take position upon the left of Brigadier-General Veatch's division of the Thirteenth Army Corps.
By order of Major-General Granger:
C. S. SARGENT,
First Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.
CIRCULAR, HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE,
SECOND DIVISION, THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 24. In the Field, March 26, 1865.
The troops of this command will move to-morrow morning, the 27th instant, at 5.30 a. m. The following will be the order of march: Detachment Third Maryland Cavalry advance guard; pioneer corps; provost guard; Nineteenth Iowa Infantry; Twentieth Wisconsin Infantry; Battery F, First Missouri Light Artillery; Twenty-third Iowa Infantry; ambulance train; ordnance train; regimental train; commissary train; Ninety-fourth Illinois Infantry rear guard.
By command of Colonel Henry Bertram:
A. J. ROCKWELL,
Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST FLORIDA,
Barrancas, March 26, 1865.
Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. Army and Mil. Div. of West Mississippi:
COLONEL: I have the honor to submit, for the information of the major-general commanding, in connection with my report of yesterday, Numbers 260, that the steamer Matamoras, loaded with five days' supplies for Major-General Steele's command, returned this morning from the mouth of Escambia River, having been unable to pass over the bar. After