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HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Before Blakely, April 9, 1865.

Brigadier-General VEATCH:

GENERAL: The entire line of skirmishers will advance at 5.30 p. m. General Steele wishes you to advance also and enter the enemy's works, if you can.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOHN F. LACEY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Before Blakely, Ala., April 9, 1865.

Captain F. W. EMERY,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Thirteenth Army Corps:

CAPTAIN: The prisoners captured by my command that have been thus far reported number 255 white and 34 colored, 19 of whom are commissioned officers, ranking as follows: One colonel, 2 lieutenant-colonels, 1 regimental adjutant, 1 adjutant-general (General Cockrell's staff), 1 inspector-general, 1 ordnance officer, 12 captains and subalterns.

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JAMES C. VEATCH,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

April 9, 1865 - 1 a. m.

Colonel BERTRAM:

General Benton sends word that he believes the enemy is evacuating the works in our front, and that his skirmishers are creeping up to ascertain. The general desires that you also move skirmishers up cautiously and ascertain the truth or error of this report.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. W. EMERY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-general.

HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Near Spanish Fort, Ala., April 9, 1865.

Colonel BERTRAM,

Commanding First Brigade, Second Division:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding the military division directs as follows:

You will order Colonel Bertram to take charge of all prisoners and property taken in Fort Alexis and Spanish Fort.

By order of Major-General Granger:

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. W. EMERY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.