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Blakely. The indications are at present the general will take all the boats here, or nearly so, at any rate. I have a New Orleans paper of the 10th which confirms the news sent you by Captain Fuller.

Respectfully,

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, April 12, 1865.

Brigadier General J. BAILEY:

Has no portion whatever of General Granger's command got off? Is General Granger himself at Starke's Wharf?

E. R. S. CANBY,

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE, April 12, 1865.

Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN:

COLONEL: The commanding general's inquiry as to General Granger's command is received. No portion of General Granger' troops has left. The most of them, however, are on board of boats at anchor. General Granger is here himself.

Your obedient servant,

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE, [April] 12, 1865.

Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

General Granger is just beginning to get under way. I have now left here four boats that draw less than six feet. Shall I take them and start for Blakely, and shall I take all the boats here that I can get over the bar? General Granger will send back boats for his land transportation, &c.

Respectfully,

J. BAILERY,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, April 12,1 865.

Brigadier General J. BAILEY:

Please instruct the depot supply officers at Starke's Landing that all supplies for General Steele for the next three days will be sent direct to Blakely. I am issuing a general order announcing Mobile as the principal depot of this army, and Blakely as a sub-depot.

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.