War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 0300 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

April 9, 1865.

Brigadier-General BENTON,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: By direction of the major-general commanding you will please detail 100 men, property officered, to report immediately to army headquarters with tools, for the purpose of repairing the road to the upper pontoon across Bayou Minette.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. W. EMERY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

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

Brigadier-General BENTON,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: By direction of the major-general commanding you will please have your entire command, infantry and artillery, ready to march at a half hour's notice. Your artillery will be withdrawn by you so that you will be able to comply with this order. You will please see that a full supply of rations, forage, and ammunition are on hand.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. W. EMERY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

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

Brigadier General W. P. BENTON,

Commanding Third Division:

GENERAL: By direction of the major-general commanding you will at once move your entire command on the Blakely road by way of O. Sibley's Mills. You will report at these headquarters as soon as your column is in motion.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. W. EMERY,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

RED FORT, April 9, 1865 - 1 a. m.

Major General E. R. S. CANBY:

We have the enemy's works, and are moving down toward the landing.

A. J. SMITH,

Major-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 9, 1865.

Major General A. J. SMITH:

Send the following dispatch to the signal officer stationed at Battery K, First Indiana, on the extreme right:

Find out from Captain Eaton and reported immediately to these headquarters whether any of the enemy have passed out on the bridge.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.