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

Brigadier General J. BAILEY:

Your dispatch in regard to cavalry received. Please state what is the strength of your command, infantry and cavalry separate.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEERS BRIGADE, March 31, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

My effective force is 1,468 infantry, including pontoniers, and cavalry, 395.

Respectfully,

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEERS BRIGADE, March 31, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The steamer Saint Charles has arrived with 150 cavalry. Also the Lawrance with 50,000 rations, and Colonel Johnson, Thirteenth Indiana Cavalry, commanding Second Brigade, First Cavalry Division. Steamer Raven also arrived with entrenching tools, sand-bags, and magazine framing. Will send the quantity as soon as ascertained.

Respectfully,

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.

MARCH 31, 1865.

Brigadier General J. BAILEY:

Dispatch in regard to steamer Saint Charles, &c., received. Please to order to cavalry to encamp near you for to-night and to come up here early in the morning.

By order of Major-General Canby:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Brigadier General J. BAILEY:

The detachment of cavalry arrived per steamers Alabama and General Banks will remain with you until further orders, to be used for picket and patrol duty. You will keep yourself advised of what is going on around you in as large a circle as the force will be able to control.

By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

C. TL. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.