War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 0298 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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HEADQUARTERS ARMY IN THE FIELD,

April 9, 1865.

Major-General GRANGER:

I have instructed Captain Mack to withdraw his battery from his present position and to march with it across Bay Minette. Colonel Wilson, assistant inspector-general, will direct Captain Mack to his new position.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Near Blakely, Ala., April 9, 1865.

Major General GORDON GRANGER,

Commanding Thirteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you hold your command in readiness to move at a moment's notice to-morrow morning. The men must any once be supplied with the prescribed amount of ammunition and five days' cooked rations.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. JOS. OSTERHAUS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

April 9, 1865.

Major-General CANBY:

Dispatch is received. Will be promptly complied with.

G. GRANGER,

Major-General.

BATTERY,

April 9, 1865.

Lieutenant HIGBIE:

The blockade-runner just came out of Blakely River. She made fast and waited, as if for a signal. She remained about twenty minutes and then started for Mobile at a fast rate.

HURD,

Sergeant.

HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Before Blakely, April 9, 1865.

Brigadier General J. C. VEATCH:

The major-general commanding directs that all the artillery along the lines be opened on the enemy instantly. Throw shells over the parapet. The enemy is thought to be evacuating.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN F. LACEY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.