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the first and the supporting parallels must be thoroughly manned, and the troops held in readiness to be thrown forward if such should be deemed advisable.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,

April 4, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

There is a detachment of sailors here intended to man a naval battery at the front. They have no transportation for their rations and camp equipage, for which it will require two teams. Shall I seize them or not?

Respectfully,

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 4, 1865.

Brigadier General J. BAILEY:

Captain Smith's pontoon train will be kept intact. General Canby is gone to the fort. I will get his instructions in regard to the bateaux and the teams for the sailors' baggage in a few minutes.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 4, 1865.

Brigadier-General BAILEY:

The naval battery, &c., goes to General Smith. Wagons will be impressed for the rations and equipment of the sailors. The bateaux (as many as there is transportation for) will be sent with oars, &c., complete, but no balks.

By order:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,

April 4, 1865.

Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

On further consultation with the navy officer in charge of detachment of sailors who are to man the naval land battery, they prefer to wait until morning, when I will provide the necessary transportation for them as directed.

Respectfully, &c.,

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.