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HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Catfish Landing, Ala., April 12, 1865-11.20 a. m.

Major General E. R. S. CANBY:

Mobile was evacuated last night. Our troops are now moving into the city. The citizens are more than happy at our arrival and give us every information required. Will telegraph particulars in a few hours.

G. GRANGER,

Major-General, Commanding.

GENERAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers ---.

Mobile, Ala., April 12, 1865.

The major-general commanding desires that the men of this command be warned not to disturb people or property in or near Mobile. Many of the people are strongly Union, and troops will not be permitted to discriminate in treatment of citizens. That power will be exercised by the commanding general. No troops will be advanced beyond the outer line of works about Mobile without express authority form these headquarters. This order will be immediately read to the command.

By order of Major-General Granger:

F. W. EMERY,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, April 12, 1865.

Colonel H. BERTRAM:

Please keep a constant and careful watch of General Granger's movements, and keep these headquarters fully advised. it is too foggy for us to observe anything from the signal station here.

By order:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, In the Field, Blakely, Ala., April 12, 1865.

Major General A. J. SMITH,

Commanding Sixteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: I am instructed by the major-general commanding to communicate to yourself and your command the fact that Mobile was last night evacuated by the enemy, that the citizens are happy to greet us as friends, and that we shall in the course of a few hours be in actual and peaceable possession of the metropolis of Alabama.

I have the honor to be, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. W. LYON,

Lieutenant and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Camp near Blakely, April 12,, 1865.

Major General A. J. SMITH,

Commanding Sixteenth Army Corps:

GENERAL: The general-in-chief me to give you the following instructions for your march toward Selma and Montgomery: The