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HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, April 11, 1865.

Admiral THATCHER:

(Care of General Bailey.)

Battery Tracy and probably Huger will be attacked to-night by a boat expedition. Will you please give the necessary orders to prevent a fire upon the boats by the gun-boats?

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, April 11, 1865.

General BAILEY:

Please forward this dispatch at once:

[Admiral THATCHER:]

ADMIRAL: I wish to land a force on the west side of the bay at daylight to-morrow morning. Can I have the services of your tin-clads? The troops will be at Starke's Landing to embark at 10 o'clock. They will require some convoy in addition.

ED. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General.

FLAG-SHIP STOCKADE, [April 11, 1865.]

General CANBY:

Your dispatch form the field has this day been received relative to convoy and transportation to-morrow across the bay. I shall be able to place two tin-clads at your disposal, and will have them ready at daylight. I will also have substantial aid in gun-boats, and will clear the woods in advance of your landing so soon as I learn your proposed point of debarkation.

H. K. THATCHER,

Acting Rear-Admiral.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, April 11, 1865.

Admiral THATCHER:

(Care of General Bailey.)

The troops will commence embarking at 12, and I will be greatly obliged if you will have the tin-clads at the wharf at that hour.

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General.

U. S. FLAG-SHIP STOCKADE,

[April 11,] 1865-10.15 p. m.

General CANBY:

I will send the tin-clads directly to the wharf.

Respectfully,

H. K. THATCHER,

Acting Rear-Admiral.