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HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Blakely, Ala., April 8, 1865.

Colonel W. T. SPICELY,

Commanding Second Brigade:

COLONEL: General Andrews directs that you have such a force in reserve in your advanced line that you will be able not only to repulse the enemy, but inflict decisive damage to him in case he should move upon any part of your front.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE MONROE,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Blakely, April 8, 1865.

Colonel F. W. MOORE,

Commanding Third Brigade:

COLONEL: General Andrews directs that you push forward the approaches on your right and left as rapidly as possible.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEORGE MONROE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

April 8, 1865.

Major-General OSTERHAUS,

Chief of Staff:

The heavy firing you heard last night was on the other side of the bay, and seemingly in Garrard's front, caused probably by his advancing his artillery.

A. J. SMITH,

Major-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 8, 1865.

Major General A. J. SMITH:

Please furnish Captain Allen with the necessary details for the constructions of a battery of two 8-inch howitzers that have arrived from Barrancas and will be placed on your right. It is desirable to have the battery completed to-day.

P. JOS. OSTERHAUS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

April 8, 1865.

Major General E. R. S. CANBY:

Will you permit me to open all the guns on my front at 5 p. m. this afternoon for one hour?

A. J. SMITH,

Major-General.