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HEADQUARTERS ARMY IN THE FIELD, &C.,

April 8, 1865.

Major-General GRANGER;

Please send one battery field artillery, rifled, guns, with full supply of ammunition, to report to General Steele for temporary service.

By order:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

April 8, 1865.

Colonel CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I sent one six-gun battery to General Veatch this morning and have ordered another to General Steele. Will you please have the two guns loaned to General Smith returned, if practicable.

G. GRANGER,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY IN THE FIELD, &C.,

April 8, 1865.

Major-General GRANGER:

General Smith has been instructed to return your Whitworth and 3-inch rifled guns.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

April 8, 1865 - 7.30 p. m.

Major-General GRANGER:

Smith has taken 300 yards of rifle-pits and 200 prisoners. Keep the rebels uneasy on your front by the fire of your guns and such demonstrations as will prevent the concentrating against Smith, and be prepared to take advantage of any opportunity that may offer.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS ARMY IN THE FIELD,

April 8, 1865.

Major-General GRANGER:

Please order the batteries playing on the wharf at Spanish Fort to keep up during the night a continuous fire, at the rate of one shot every two minutes,; besides, you will order such demonstrative operations on your whole front as may divert the enemy's attention, and prevent his massing against the troops of the Sixteenth Corps on the extreme right and driving them from their lodgment. Acknowledge receipt.

P. J. OSTERHAUS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.