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HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,

March 29, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Company K, First Indiana Heavy Artillery, with four 30-pounder Parrotts and equipage complete, also 1,000 shovels and spades, have just arrived on the steamer Iberville.

Very respectfully,

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

March 29, 1865.

Brigadier-General BAILEY:

Transports will be ordered to report back to Fort Gaines as soon as discharged, unless otherwise specially directed.

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,

March 29, 1865.

Brigadier-General BAILEY:

Are the mortars that have arrived siege or sea-coast? If they are not sea-coast, please send an order in the name of General Canby to Fort Gaines to have a battery of four such sent up immediately.

By order:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,

March 29, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The mortars that have arrived are not sea-coast. The order for them will be sent immediately.

Very respectfully,

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

March 29, 1865.

Brigadier-General BAILEY:

General Canby desires a report of what progress is being made in the unloading and forwarding of the heavy artillery.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.