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HEADQUARTERS OF GENERAL STEELE,

April 7, 1865.

Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Lucas applies for 2-inch rifled guns now in position in front of Hawkins' division, Pile's brigade, the worst point on our lines to get into or out of or to hold. There are two Napoleon guns belonging to that battery (Maryland's) which are not in position. Will they not answer Lucas' purpose? They will not answer ours. Please answer immediately.

F. STEELE,

Major-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 7, 1865.

Major General F. STEELE:

The commanding general desires that General Lucas shall take his four rifled guns, but not the Napoleons. If necessary these rifled guns will be replaced and remain in their present position until replaced.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 7, 1865.

Major General F. STEELE:

Be pleased to instruct General Lucas and Colonel Spurling to report in person to the major-general commanding this morning as early as practicable. At what hour many they be expected?

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS OF GENERAL STEELE,

April 7, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Lucas and Colonel Spurling will probably be at your headquarters about 2.30 this p. m.

F. STEELE,

Major-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 7, 1865.

Major-General STEELE:

The major-general commanding has received with mich gratification your report of Colonel Spurling's gallant little exploit. He would like to see the colonel at headquarters early to-morrow morning. He need not come this evening.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.