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HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 11, 1865.

Brigadier-General BAILEY:

The troops will commence moving at 12 to-night. Please have all boats of less than six feet draft steamed up and at the wharf. I was just going to telegraph about this when your dispatch arrived.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Colonel BERTRAM,

Spanish Fort:

Lieutenant Denicke's dispatch to Captain Eaton has just been received. General Canby says that the matter referred to will be arranged between Captain Eaton and General Smith, and that Captain W. will notify Lieutenant Denicke or yourself. In the meantime no fire will be opened on Huger without further orders. Acknowledge receipt, so that there can be no misunderstanding.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPANISH FORT, [April] 11, 1865.

Colonel CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Dispatch in regard to not firing on Huger received.

BERTRAM,

Colonel.

SPANISH FORT, April 11,1 865-10.40 p. m.

Colonel HENRY BERTRAM,

Commanding First Brigadier, Second Div., Thirteenth Army Corps:

A navy officer just from First Huger and Tracy reports both places evacuated by the enemy.

Very respectfully,

C. F. M. DENICKE,

Acting Signal Officer.

HDQRS. FIRST Brigadier, SECOND DIV., 13TH ARMY CORPS, Spanish Fort, Ala., April 11, 1865.

Lieutenant C. S. SARGENT,

Aide-DeCamp, thirteenth Army Corps:

I have with me 1,512 for duty. At the landing with General Bailey 400, and 200 gone to Ship Island with prisoners. Total for duty, 2,112. Out of the 1,512 men, tow regiments are guarding prisoners near Spanish Fort.

Respectfully,

H. BERTRAM,

Colonel, Commanding.