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HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, March 31, 1865.

Brigadier General J. BAILEY:

The four officers are absolutely required. They would not have been called for if there had not been real necessity. Please let them report by daylight, two to Lieutenant Allen, at General A. J. Smith's headquarters, and two to Captain Palfrey, at Colonel Bertram's headquarters, on our extreme left.

By order:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEERS BRIGADE, March 31, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The four officers will report as directed. Will keep a sharp lookout in this vicinity and advise you of any movement on the part of the enemy that we may learn.

Respectfully,

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. ARMY OF THE DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, March 31, 1865.

Brigadier-General BAILEY:

General Smith has been ordered to send wagons down to the landing. The four 30-pounders go direct to him. The six 20-pounders will be ordered to report at these headquarters.

By order:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

MARCH 31, 1865.

Brigadier General J. BAILEY,

Starke's Wharf:

Wagons from the Thirteenth Corps will call in the morning for 1,574 sand-bags, 26 magazine frames, and one load of boards. Wagons from the Sixteenth Corps will call for 2,000 sand-bags, 40 magazine frames, and one load of boards. Please telegraph me immediately upon the arrival of additional tools and siege material.

M. D. McALESTER,

Captain and Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. ARMY OF DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, March 31, 1865.

Brigadier General J. BAILEY:

The spades, shovels, and picks, of the arrival of which notice has just been received, will also be sent to these headquarters.

By order:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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