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direct the battery commanders to send their artillery teams and mortar wagons down at once to report to Colonel Hays at his headquarters for use in moving the heavy batteries without animals to Spanish Fort Landing.

JAS. TOTTEN,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Artillery and Ordnance.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, April 10, 1865.

Brigadier General JAMES TOTTEN:

The general is not in camp. I will reply when he returns.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, April 10,1 865.

Brigadier General G. L. ANDREWS,

Provost-Marshal-General:

(Or other officer of General Canby;s staff near Spanish Fort.)

Please send word to Colonel Hays, First Indiana Artillery, at General Smith's old headquarters, that an order was sent to the commander of Battery K to fire a salute of 100 shorted guns to-morrow morning at 8 o'clock toward Huger and Tracy, in honor of the capture of Petersburg and Richmond, and in case these batteries had surrendered or been evacuated before that hour to fire the salute with blank cartridges. The intention was that this salute should be fired by both batteries, the hour 30-pounders and the two 100-pounders, on Bay Minette, and he will please give the necessary orders accordingly and advise these headquarters by telegram.

By order:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

INDIANA BATTERY, April 10, 1865-11 a. m.

Lieutenant HIGBIE:

The transport Mustang is up to Spanish Fort, and fort Huger has opened fire on her. Battery Tracy has opened on pontoon bridge. One of the Brooke guns in the water battery at Spanish fort burst this morning.

HURD,

Sergeant.

(Copy to Captain Eaton.)

INDIANA BATTERY, April 10, 1\865.

Lieutenant HIGBIE:

Fort Huger has opened fire with seven guns on Spanish Fort. One shot this way. The 100-pounder Parrotts are working at Huger.

HURD,

Sergeant, Operator.