HEADQUARTERS ARMY IN THE FIELD,
April 8, 1865.
You will open from all your guns at daybreak to-morrow, an continue most energetically, confining, however, your fire to Fort Alexis, and instructing your battery commanders to be very careful in directing their fire, so as not to inquire the troops of General Smith, who is ordered to advance his lines. Reply.
P. J. OSTERHAUS.
HEADQUARTERS ARMY IN THE FIELD, &C.,
April 8, 1865.
Company G, First Michigan Light Artillery, was ordered here several days since without guns. On their arrival, if practicable, they will be assigned to howitzers. Captain Foust's men will be returned to man their own guns.
Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff of Artillery and Ordnance.
HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Near Spanish Fort, Ala., April 8, 1865.
Captain N. W. STORER,
Commanding Seventh Massachusetts Battery:
CAPTAIN: You will, by direction of the major-general commanding, move your command without delay to rejoin your division, taking all camp and garrison equipage and stores.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
F. W. EMERY,
Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OD WEST MISSISSIPPI,
Near Starke's Wharf, Ala., April 8, 1865.
Brigadier General C. C. Andrews,
Commanding Second and Third Brigades, Second Division, Thirteenth Army Corps, near Blakely, Ala.:
The major-general commanding directs that you hold your command, including artillery, in readiness to move at a moment's notice. Please have orders for five days cooked rations, and all other preparations given accordingly without delay.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
(Copy to Brigadier General E. A. Carr, commanding Third Division, Sixteenth Army Corps, near Spanish Fort, Ala.)
HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Before Blakely, Ala., Saturday Morning, April 8, 1865.
Captain JOHN F. LACEY,
CAPTAIN: I have the honor to make the following statements as to the progress as to the approach of my division upon the enemy's position