War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 0191 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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4. The major-general commanding the Department of the Gulf will cause his chief of ordnance to forward to this point with the least possible delay one four-gun battery of 30-pounder Parrotts, with carriages, harness, implements, tools, &c., complete, together with 300 rounds per gun of assorted ammunition for siege proposes. T he battery will be provided also with battery wagon and forge complete.

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

C. T. CHIRSTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, April 2, 1865.

Brigadier-General BAILEY:

Your various dispatches received. The general is very much gratified at everything working so promptly and smoothly, thanks to your indefatigable efforts. I am directed to inquire if you have the means of sending us a good four oar row-boat capable of holding six or eight persons. If so, please send it at once. Generals Smith and Granger have been instructed when sending for supplies also to send sufficient men to load the wagons.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, April 2, 1865 .

Brigadier-General BAILEY:

Will you please send word to the admiral and ask him if it will be convenient for him to meet General Canby at your headquarters at 8 o'clock to-morrow morning. Have you been able to find out what route Captain Thompson, Veatch's commissary, took? We have moved Veatch's division, and want to instruct Captain Thompson accordingly, if he should not have taken the road which passes our headquarters.

C. T. CHRISTIANSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, April 2, 1865.

Major General G. GRANGER:

Detail fifty men under good officers to report as soon as possible to General Bailey, to guard 300 rebel prisoners of war hence to Ship Island. The prisoners are expected here enemy moment, and will be sent to Starke's Wharf in charge of a squadron of cavalry. Steele is investing Blakely.

By order of Major-General Canby:

C. T. CHIRSTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.