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HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

March 29, 1865.

Brigadier General J. BAILEY:

Please forward the following by first opportunity:

General TOTTEN,

Fort Gaines:

Make your arrangements to have your supplies forwarded without dealy, and come up at once.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,

Starke's Wharf, March 29, 1865.

Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I have the honor to inform you that I have just arrived with three schooner laden with an abundance of field artillery ammunition and small-arms, also with 30-pounder Parrotts and 20-pounder Parrotts. I am having them brought near the wharf to unload. Will you please give me orders?

Very respectfully, &c.,

WM. S. BEEBE,

Brevet Captain of Ordnance.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

March 29, 1865.

Captain WILLIAM S. BEEBE:

Please send the 30-pounders forward at once. General Totten says there is no ammunition for the howitzers. They will therefore be retained for the present. Seventy-five wagons have been ordered to report to Captain Williamson to receive small-arms ammunition. Do not unload more than is actually called for.

By order, &c.:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

March 29, 1865.

Brigadier-General BAILEY,

Starke's Wharf:

SIR: Have any sand-bags come up to Starke's Wharf? Please order up immediately 5,000 sand-bags, 2,000 shovels, 100 picks, 100 spades, and all the magazine timber, and put them in depot at Starke's Wharf. If you have any sand-bags send 1,000 to General A. J. Smith's headquarters immediately. Let me know when the above articles arrive at the wharf.

M. D. MCALESTER,

Captain and Chief Engineer.

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