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General Canby desires that the receipt of all telegraphic dispatches be acknowledged at once.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,

Starke's Wharf, March 28, 1865.

Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

In pursuance of directions from General Comstock, I have had the point known as the Deep Hole, or on the map as Point Zeb, examined, and can find seven and a half feet of water within 200 feet of shore. It would take two days to fix the road from the landing to the army and build the wharf at this place. I am using pontoon bridges for wharves at two points. Will by to-morrow evening have a permanent wharf. Have had a force to-day repairing road between here and the army. Will to-morrow put on still larger force and go forward and complete wharf, unless otherwise ordered. Shall I go forward or not?

Respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

In Front of Spanish Fort, Ala., March 28, 1865.

Brigadier General J. BAILEY,

Commanding Engineer Brigade, Starke's Wharf, Ala.:

Report what boats have arrived and the nature of their cargoes. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of ammunition, siege artillery, and mortars.

By order:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

Could you in any way manage to send us our mails, which are reported to be on the Peerless and the Swaim?

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,

Starke's Wharf, March 28, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN:

Your dispatch has been received. The steamers Swaim, Tamaulipas, Peerless, Thomas, and Battle have arrived. Captain Williamson informs me that there are four 30-pounder Parrotts and a large quantity of small ammunition in the bay. The pontoniers of the Sixteenth Army Corps and a regiment of infantry have arrived. I will get the mails from the Peerles and Swaim as early as possible to-morrow morning.

Your obedient servant,

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.