HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, April 9, 1865.
We have all the artillery the enemy had in the fort. The Forty-seventh Illinois, one of my regiments, took Fort Alexis while Granger was asleep.
A. J. SMITH,
HEADQUARTERS, April 9, `865.
Major General A. J. SMITH:
C. C. Andrews' two brigades of Second Division, Thirteenth Corps, and Hawking' colored division stormed Fort Blakely this afternoon, capturing the entire works, 2,400 prisoners and 20 guns.
C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, In the Field, Ala., April 9, 1865.
Commanding First Indiana Heavy Artillery:
COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that you move all the 30-pounder siege guns belonging to your command now in front of this corps with the least possible delay across the pontoon bridge, to report at General Garrard's headquarters to General Smith. He desires the 30-pounder battery on the bay be taken also.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS, In the Field, Ala., April 9, 1865.
Captain THOMAS J. GINN,
Commanding Third Indiana Battery:
CAPTAIN: The general commanding division directs that you report with your command to Brigadier-General Garrard, commanding Second Division, Sixteenth Army Corps, for temporarily duty, and also that you report in person to him immediately for instructions.
I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. H. F. RANDALL,
HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, FIRST DIV., 16TH ARMY CORPS, Near Blakely, Ala., April 9, 1865.
Colonel L. F. HUBBARD,
Commanding Second Brigadier, First Div., Sixteenth Army Corps:
Immediately after the evacuation of Spanish Fort, by your order I moved the Forty-seventh Illinois Volunteers, Major Bonham commanding, into the enemy's works simultaneously with the troops on our right,