yards. This brings all of my right and a part of my left regiment on the crest this side of the ravine mentioned in my last report, and places me in a very advantageous position from which to make another advance of from 100 to 125 paces to the crest on the opposite side of the above-mentioned ravine. The enemy's position remains unchanged.
I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
WM. A. PILE,
HEADQUARTERS SEVENTH DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS, April 9, 1865.
GENERAL: My line will be established by 10 a. m. to-morrow, commencing two miles south of Starke's Wharf on the bay, running via John Kee's to Martin Durant's; thence along the road leading to Greenwood from the village to the intersection of the road to Sibley's Mills; thence north to Holyoke; thence by most direct road to Stockton. The courier-line established with General Asboth, with your permission, I will extend from Greenwood to Blakely by the direct route from that point to Pensacola. My headquarters will be in the neighborhood of your late headquarters.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JOS. F. KNIPE,
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST FLORIDA, Barrancas, April 9, 1865.
Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,
Asst. Adjt. General, Army and Division of West Mississippi:
COLONEL: I have the honor to report that the foraging party sent to Bagdad under command of Lieutenant-Colonel Marsh, Second Illinois Cavalry, returned last night with 105 head of cattle, 2 horses, 5 rebel deserters, 5 colored recruits, and 2 noted rebel citizens. Lieutenant-Colonel Marsh could learn of no rebel forces this side of Evergreen, and but a small force there.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
CAPTAIN: In compliance with permission received, I left camp at 7 o'clock this morning to cross Tensas River, and respectfully submit the following report:
Arriving at Tensas River at 8 o'clock I proceeded down the left bank of the Tensas about two miles, which brought me directly in the rear of the rebel batteries. Before reaching that point I had in vision tried to discover any rebel troops or pickets by climbing trees, but no trace whatsoever could I find of either guards or pickets in the rear of their