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

Major General GORGON GRANGER,

Commanding Thirteenth Army Corps:

SIR: I have the honor, by direction of the major-general commanding, to inform you that official intelligence has been received of the capture of Petersburg and Richmond, Va., by the U. S. forces on the 3rd instant.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

(Same to Major General A. J. Smith.)

GENERAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. 13TH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 3.

Mobile, Ala., April 10, 1865.

I. At his own request Major Walter W. Todd, Seventy-sixth Illinois Volunteers, is relieved from duty at these headquarters.

II. Lieutenant Colonel R. G. Laughlin, Ninety-fourth Illinois Volunteers, is hereby assigned to duty at these headquarters as acting assistant inspector general.

By order of Major-General Granger:

F. W. EMERY,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Brigadier General J. C. VEATCH,

Commanding First Division, Thirteenth Corps:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you move your division to the right and report to Major-General Granger.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

Be pleased to have this order executed at once.

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

Colonel H. BERTRAM,

Spanish Fort:

(Care Brigadier General G. L. Andrews.)

Detail a strong picket of 200 infantry to report at once to the commander of the batteries on Bay Minette, to act as a support to them and to keep a sharp lookout for any demonstrations that may be made against them by boats form Battery Huger. A picket-boat will also be kept on the lookout. Acknowledge receipt.

By order:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.