War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 0148 KY.,S. W. VA.,TENN.,N. & C. GA.,MISS.,ALA., & W. FLA.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

March 30, 1865.

Captain GEORGE W. FOX,

Chief of Artillery:

CAPTAIN: The major-general commanding directs that you have all the guns along our lines open at 8 o'clock to-morrow morning, precisely, on the enemy's works and men. General Smith has received orders to open at that hour, and precise and deliberate fire will be exacted from our corps. He directs, also, that you do all in your power, from daylight to-morrow, to see that the mortars and siege howitzers are in readiness to open at that hour.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. W. EMERY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

In the Field, Ala., March 30, 1865.

Commanding OFFICER THIRTY-SIXTH ILLINOIS VOL. INFTY.:

SIR: You will withdraw your pickets at daybreak to-morrow morning, the 31st instant, and move at once to join your brigade in the vicinity of the camp of Brigadier-General Garrard, Second Division, Sixteenth Army Corps, on your left. You will take all camp and garrison equipage and transportation.

By order of Major General G. Granger:

F. W. EMERY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

March 30, 1865.

Major General E. R. S. CANBY:

The heavy firing was caused by the enemy opening on our working parties, which caused our skirmish line to open heavily. No change in position further than strengthening our works.

A. J. SMITH,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

March 30, 1865.

Major-General CANBY:

The enemy have opened from Fort Huger on my right flank, and are doing us much damage. If I get the 30-pounder Parrotts in position in two hours can I open on Huger?

A. J. SMITH,

Major-General, Commanding Sixteenth Army Corps.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

March 30, 1865.

Major General J. S. SMITH,

Commanding Sixteenth Army Corps:

Open on Battery Huger as soon as you get the Parrotts in position, and put your troops under cover as much as possible.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.