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HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Blakely, April 7, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel HOUGH,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Sixteenth Army Corps:

COLONEL: I have the honor to report, for the information of the corps commander, that my line is advanced some 250 yards farther than when I last reported, bringing my skirmishers at one point less than 300 yards from the enemy's works. My two batteries are in position on the line occupied by my skirmishers yesterday. My division is considerably in advance of the one on my right, and I have to wait until it comes up. I am erecting a battery for two navy 100-pounder on my extreme left, within a quarter of a mile of Blakely River. The guns should be in position to-morrow. The four 30 pounder were sent to General Hawkins on the extreme right.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

K. GARRARD,

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

[April 7, 1865.]

General F. STEELE:

What is the matter on your left? Telegraph at once and keep the operator at his post all night.

CANBY.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

In Front of Blakely, April [7], 1865.

Major-General CANBY:

I have sent an officer to see what is the matter. I will report as soon as he returned. I think there is nothing unusual.

F. STEELE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS OF GENERAL STEELE,

April 7, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The gun-boat Morgan is shelling our left.

F. STEELE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS OF GENERAL STEELE,

April 7, 1865.

Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The officer who went with Mr. McGill to locate a crossing on Bayou Minette reports in favor of Holyoke Landing, but there is no road on this side of this bayou. The officer who went down on this side of bayou says there is a path leading down to just below the mouth of