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HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Before Blakely, April 5, 1865.

Brigadier General JAMES C. VEATCH,

Commanding Veatch's Division:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs that you will occupy the entire line between Garrard's division and Andrews' division with troops of your command. Garrard has been instructed to move far enough to our left to complete the investment below Blakely, and whatever space may be left this change will be occupied by your troops.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN F. LACEY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

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

Colonel HENRY BERTRAM,

Commanding First Brigade, Second Division:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that you have the artillerists of Battery F, First Missouri Artillery, report at these headquarters early to-morrow morning with their camp and garrison equipage. Only the drivers will be left in camp to care for the animals and guard the battery property. It is designed with these men and their officers to man five 8-inch howitzer.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. W. EMERY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Blakely, April 5, 1865.

Colonel W. T. SPICELY,

Commanding Second Brigade:

COLONEL: General Andrews directs that you extend your line on the right, so as to connect with the left of Hawkins' division. You will ascertain as soon as possible exactly where his left rests, and close the interval, reporting to these headquarters, as soon as you have done so, how much you have had to extend your line. The colored troops that have been on duty immediately on your right, it seems, is only a company placed on picket duty, and is not really Hawkins' left.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE MONROE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[First indorsement.]

HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, SECOND DIV., 13TH ARMY CORPS,

April 5, 1865.

Respectfully referred to Lieutenant-Colonel Sears, Twenty-fourth Indiana, for remarks. This letter to be returned.

By order of W. T. Spicely, colonel, commanding brigade:

F. T. LEWIS,

Captain and Acting Adjutant-General.