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HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 5, 1865.

Brigadier General J. BAILEY:

The picket and patrol cavalry duty will now be performed by General Grierson's command, of which General Knipe's division is a portion. The commanding general directs that no cavalry horses be furnished for citizens or others not connected with the army who desire to visit the front, unless you know that they have official business with these headquarters. General Knipe will on your requisition furnish such number of orderlies as you absolutely need.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,

April 5, 1865.

Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Your dispatch directing that picket and patrol cavalry duty will be performed by General Knipe's command is received, and a copy furnished him for his information.

Respectfully,

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,

April 5, 1865.

Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have the honor to report that the second new road to D'Olive's Creek is cut through and put in good condition as General Canby directed, and is a better road than the first one.

Respectfully,

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Spanish Fort, Ala., April 5, 1865.

Captain J. B. LUDWICK,

Commanding Signal Detachment:

CAPTAIN: The major-general commanding directs that you detail an officer and proper detachment of men and material to proceed without delay to the fleet to obtain a boat and go up the Apalachee River to a point opposite the works of the enemy in our front and as near their main works as practicable. As soon as this point is reached the officer will observe all movements of the enemy's boats and operations about his works, note the effect of our fire, and such other points as he may be able, and at once signal his information to the shore. If information cannot be obtained during the night, the party will return. At least two days' rations will be taken.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. W. EMERY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.