War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 0182 KY., S.WA.VA., TENN., N. & C.GA., MISS., ALA., & W.FLA.

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from here at daylight to-morrow. Unless you are certain that General Steele will be at Holyoke to-morrow (Sunday) night, you can act upon your suggestion of unloading your train and sending it back for another load of supplies. Major Blackman's cavalry act as escort. No infantry need be sent with it. General Garrard will be ordered to advance a regiment three or four miles on the road leading to Holyoke.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, April 1, 1865.

Major-General CANBY:

The enemy have opened a light battery from a point across Bayou Minette. I have two light guns at the bridge, and will try to find them as soon as the fog and smoke clears away.

A. J. SMITH,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, April 1, 1865.

Major-General CANBY:

I have two guns-the Whitworth and one 30-pounder--covering the batteries across Minette Bay. I believe the enemy have withdrawn from the position. Everything is very quiet at Fort Huger. A few shots were fired from a gun-boat stationed above Fort Tracy this evening. Not replied to, as it was beyond my range.

A. J. SMITH,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, [April 1, 1865.]

Major General P . J. OSTERHAUS,

Chief of Staff:

My reconnaissance to Forts Huger and Tracy has just returned, and reports that both forts are still occupied by the enemy, whose picket-boats they were hailed by. They attained the narrow sand-spit east from Fort Huger, and separated from it only by

Blakely River, and could distinguish the sentinels on the fortification.

A. J. SMITH,

Major-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Near Spanish Fort, Ala., April 1, 1865.

Major General A. J. SMITH,

Commanding Sixteenth Army Corps:

General Veatch is still at Holyoke waiting for General Steele. He will unload his train to-morrow morning and send it back for fresh supplies under escort of a small cavalry force. For safety sake, the commanding general desires that General Garrard be instructed to