War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 0286 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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HEADQUARTERS OF GENERAL STEELE,

April 8, 1865.

Colonel CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The battery of 30-pounders opened at 2.30 p. m. The Morgan has retired down the river.

F. STEELE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS OF GENERAL STEELE,

April 8, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN:

Thirty-pounder put seven shots into the Morgan. She is going down Raft River. Nashville took shelter behind earth-works on the enemy's left, and is now backing down stream. Huntsville has not moved. She and batteries on shore are shelling our siege battery.

F. STEELE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS OF GENERAL STEELE,

April 8, 1865.

Major General E. R. S. CANBY:

I have ordered Genera Veatch to send one of his reserve brigades to report to General Smith immediately in compliance with your orders.

F. STEELE,

Major-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 8, 1865.

Major General F. STEELE:

The major-general commanding directs that the two brigades, commanded by General C. C. Andrews, including the artillery attached to them, be held in readiness for detached service. Five days' cooked rations will be carried in haversacks and fifteen days' raw in wagons. The men will be equipped in the lightest marching order. Please acknowledge receipt.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS OF GENERAL STEELE,

April 8, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel CHRISTENSEN:

Is General Andrews' brigades to be relieved from entrenchments to-night, and am I to furnish the rations and transportation?

F. STEELE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS OF GENERAL STEELE,

April 8, 1865.

Colonel CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Can we get four rifle guns to take place of Captain Marlands four that are to go with General Lucas? Hawkins' front will be left with