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adjutant-general, unless specially called for by the commanding general or the chief of staff.

By order:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 6, 1865.

Brigadier-General KNIPE:

(Care of Brigadier-General Bailey, Starke's Wharf.)

The major-general commanding desires to see you at this headquarters at 10 o'clock to-morrow (Friday) morning.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Near Spanish Fort, Ala., April 6, 1865.

Brigadier General A. ASBOTH,

Commanding District of West Florida:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 3rd instant relating to the establishment of a courier-line between you and these headquarters, and to inform you that Colonel G. M. L. Johnson, commanding cavalry brigade, with headquarters one mile east of this place (Wilson's), has been instructed to communicate immediately with your couriers at Perdido Mills, and make such further arrangements as will make the communication safe and regular. Your communication in relation to the steamer Planter has been referred to the chief quartermaster, with instructions to have returned to you if she can be spared. Almost every available steamer in the command is now impressed in the service of carrying supplies of all kinds to this army.

Very respectfully, sir, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST FLORIDA,

Barrancas, April 6, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Asst. Adjt. General, Hdqrs. Army and Div. of West Mississippi:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report that a scouting party sent out yesterday to perdido Mills hast just returned with six deserters from the rebel army and five negroes. Copy if their statement, relative to rebel movements in this vicinity, I beg to inclose.

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

A. ASBOTH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

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