HEADQUARTERS TWENTY-FOURTH INDIANA,
[April 5, 1865.]
Respectfully returned, with the remark that the line has been extended to connect with General Hawkins' left. The distance is 300 paces from work to work.
F. A. SEARS,
HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Before Blakely, Ala., April 5, 1865.
Colonel F. W. MOORE,
Commanding Third Brigade:
COLONEL: The construction of the battery to-night on your right is of so much importance that General Andrews advises that the regimental commanders be present with the fatigue details from their regiments, and that the detail be made one regiment at a time.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
April 5, 1865.
Major General A. J. SMITH:
Mobile papers of this morning confirm the rumor that Selma has the valuable machinery has been taken. We are further advised that Sherman has defeated Johnston, who has fallen back on Raleigh, where our forces are now besieging him. An order will be issued in course of the evening for a salute of 100 shotted guns to be fired to-morrow.
C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
(Same to General Granger.)
HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,
April 5, 1865.
Major General A. J. SMITH,
Commanding Sixteenth Army Corps:
The navy detachment is momentarily expected, and will report to you at once.
P. J. OSTERHAUS,
Chief of Staff.
SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, No. 34.
Near Spanish Fort, Ala., April 5, 1865.
I. Brigadier General E. B. Brown, U. S. Volunteers, having reported at these headquarters, in compliance with Special Field Orders, No. 25,