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HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 9, 1865.

Brigadier General J. BAILEY:

The major-general commanding directs me to say that you will not unload any more ammunition unless it is specially sent for.

ALFRED FREDBERG,

Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE,

April 9, 1865.

Captain FREDBERG,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

No more ammunition will be unloaded, as you direct. I will report the name of the steamer to Doctor Abadie.

Respectfully,

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

April 9, 1865 - 1.15 a. m.

Major-General CANBY:

GENERAL: Fort Alexis and the central bastion are ours. Our men now occupy the works in our front.

Respectfully,

G. GRANGER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

April 9, 1865 - 1.20 a. m.

Major-General CANBY:

GENERAL: What news from Smith's lines? We have Spanish Fort and Fort Alexis.

Respectfully,

G. GRANGER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

April 9, 1865.

Major General G. GRANGER:

I have possession of Spanish Fort and have relieved you from the necessity of taking any portion of it.

A. J. SMITH,

Major-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 9, 1865.

Major-General GRANGER:

The admiral says that he is ready to fire a salute as soon as he sees the American flag over Fort Alexis. Have you none to spare?

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.