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[MARCH 30, 1865.]

Brigadier-General BAILEY,

Starke's Wharf:

Have any tools, sand-bags, or other siege material arrived/ If so, please send me lists of them. Have any mules and wagons for bridge train arrived?

M. D. MCALESER,

Captain and Chief Engineer.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,

March 30, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

There were no boats arrived last night with supplies. I am doing all possible to get the ammunition on shore. The wind is so high it is almost impossible to do anything.

Respectfully,

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,

March 30, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Notwithstanding the storm I have at last successful in getting ashore 960 boxes artillery ammunition and 150 barrels of powder and 500 boxes of small ammunition. It is being loaded on wagons as fast as possible.

Your obedient servant,

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

March 30, 1865.

Brigadier General J. BAILEY:

A sufficiency of wagons will be sent down to you to haul up Steele's supplies. Please note the following dispatch and send copy to the admiral:

On the 25th General Lucas met and defeated Clanton's brigade between Canoe Station and the Escambia, capturing General Clanton, 18 officers, and 101 enlisted men and many animals. Lieutenant-Colonel Spurling struck the railroad four miles above Evergreen, capturing 2 trains and 125 prisoners.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Near Spanish Fort, Ala., March 30, 1865.

Brigadier General J. BAILEY:

The commanding general directs that you take any wagons that you can lay your hands on, no matter where they belong, and load them with 30,000 rations of subsistence and 10,000 half rations of forage for