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SPANISH FORT, April 9, 1865.

General CANBY:

The garrison of Fort Huger is evacuating it in small boats.

C. F. M. DENICKE,

Lieutenant and Acting Signal Officer.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 9, 1865.

Major General G. GRANGER:

The troops new at Spanish Fort will move at once, as follows: General Granger, commanding Thirteenth Corps, will order the Third Division with all his artillery to march, via Sibley's Mills, to the rear of Blakely. There he will form, together with the First Division, the extreme right of the investing army, resting his right on the river. General Smith, commanding Sixteenth Corps, marches with the First and Third Divisions and all his artillery by either of the pontoon bridges toward the invested place, together with the Second Division already there completes the lines on left, resting his left on the river and extending his right across the Pensacola and Blakely road. General Steele will occupy with the divisions of C. C. Andrews and Hawkins the intermediate ground between General Granger's left and General Smith's right. These movements and formation must be executed with all possible dispatch, and as soon as the lines are established everything is to be out in readiness for an immediate assault.

P. JOS. OSTERHAUS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

(Same to Major Gens. A. J. Smith and F. Steele.)

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 9, 1865.

Brigadier General J. BAILEY:

Please inform me when the pontoon train with the additional pontoons left Starke's Wharf. The general desires that you send word to General Knipe, if he is still at his old headquarters, that he is required to port here in person as early as possible, not later than 10 to 11 o'clock.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,

April 9, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I have sent forward to General Knipe to report to headquarters as you direct. The pontoon bridge of eight bateaux complete left here a little before 7 o'clock this morning.

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.