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U. S. FLAG-SHIP STOCKDALE,

Mobile Bay, April 7, 1865.

Captain J. F. ARMSTRONG, U. S. Navy,

Commanding Navy Yard, Pensacola:

Please deliver to the U. S. quartermaster the two gun carriages for 100-pounder Parrotts, with their equipment, now in your hands, for use in the siege of Spanish Fort, Mobile Bay.

Very respectfully,

H. K. THATCHER,

Acting Rear-Admiral.

The original order and letter I hold here. Shall I send them to you or wait further orders?

Respectfully, &c.,

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 7, 1865.

Brigadier General J. BAILEY:

Major Putnam will call at your headquarters in an hour for the orders on the naval commanders at Pensacola and New Orleans. Please furnish him transportation to New Orleans as early as practicable. When you have an opportunity be kind enough to say to the admiral that the commanding general feels under many obligations to him.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 7, 1865.

Brigadier-General BAILEY:

Please to inquire of Captain Beebe, and inform me of the ammunition for the mortar-boats has arrived.

P. JOS. OSTERHAUS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,

April 7, 1865.

Major-General OSTERHAUS,

Chief of Staff:

I have at last found Captain Beebe, who informs me that the ammunition for the mortars has not yet arrived.

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 7, 1865.

Major-General CANBY:

(Care of General Granger.)

Admiral Thatcher consents to loan us the four Marsilly gun carriages, and has left orders on the naval commanders at New Orleans and Pensacola with General Bailey. I propose sending Major Putnam to