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HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 4, 1865.

Brigadier-General BAILEY:

All cavalry belonging to Colonel Johnson's brigade will join him at his camp, two miles above these headquarters.

By order:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY,

April 4, 1865.

Major-General GRANGER:

A new road is going to be opened from here to Starke's Wharf, lessening the distance by nearly one-half. Please order seventy-five men to report for that purpose at these headquarters to-morrow morning by daylight with axes, spades, and picks, and one days' rations.

By order:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Near Spanish Fort, Ala., April 4, 1865.

Major General GORDON GRANGER,

Commanding Thirteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: General F. Steele reports the enemy to accumulate large bodies of troops at Blakely and considers an attack not improbable. The general-in-chief directs me to say that in case of such an attack he will leave here but one line of investing troops and use the reserves of the Thirteenth and Sixteenth to re-enforce General Steele. You are requested to prepare your command for this emergency.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. JOS. OSTERHAUS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to General A. J. Smith.)

HEADQUARTERS ARMY,

April 4, 1865.

Major-General GRANGER:

Commanding officers of siege-train batteries will obey any orders or directions about night firing received from corps commanders.

By order of Brigadier-General Totten:

WM. HUNT, JR.,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 4, 1865.

Major General G. GRANGER:

I am instructed to inquire whether orders have been given for the firing of the mortar and howitzer batteries during the night. The