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Steele's command. This order takes precedence of all others, and the supplies must be loaded at once and ordered to this place. Please answer.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,

March 30, 1865.

Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The 10,000 half rations of forage and 30,000 rations subsistence for General Steel's command will be forwarded to your headquarters as fast as I can get wagons. A sufficient number of wagons are not here, but will get them as fast as possible.

Your obedient servant,

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.

HOWARD'S WHARF, March 30, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Will have a train loaded for General Steele's command in one hour. There is no officer here to receipt for the stores. Will you please direct me to send them without receipt.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. W. CANTINE,

Captain and Commissary of Subsistence.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

March 30, 1865.

Brigadier General J. BAILEY:

The major-general commanding directs that the supplies for General Steele's command be sent forward without receipt. The utmost dispatch will be used in their transmission. Please say to Captain Meredith to forward the private subsistence stores for General Stelee with the train. It is no doubt needed.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

March 30, 1865.

Brigadier-General BAILEY:

If you can possibly spare the Ninety-seventh, General Canby desires that it be ordered up at once to report direct to Lieutenant Allen, of the engineers, at General Smith's headquarters. It is very important that you make the temporary sacrifice, if it possibly can be done. Please answer.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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