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GENERAL HEADQUARTERS ARMY AND DIVISION FIELD ORDERS,

OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 20.

April 13, 1865.

Until further orders the principal depot of supplies for this army is established in the city of Mobile. A sub-depot is established at Blakely, Ala.

By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL HEADQUARTERS ARMY AND DIVISION FIELD ORDERS,

OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 21.

April 13, 1865.

Major General F. Steele, U. S. Volunteers, is hereby assigned to the command of all the troops and posts on the east side of Mobile Bay, with the exception of the troops belonging to the Sixteenth Army Corps.

By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS ENGINEER BRIGADE, April 13, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Your dispatch in reference to sending forward batteries and wagons of Thirteenth Corps is received. You have no idea of the different and scattered detachments left here from the Thirteenth Corps that no one seems to be in charge of. I have sent several loads of these stragglers across to Mobile to-day to report to their command.s There are also several different squads of convalescents and sick left here without any one to look after them. I am still at work doing everything possible to make a general clearing out of the place. There seems to be no quartermaster, no commissary of subsistence, no ordnance officer, and no one to assist except Captain Lappin, depot quartermaster. There is also great delay in sending back the steamers, but I am in hopes to get everything ready to leave here by 10 o'clock to-morrow. I think I will have steamers ready for the prisoners to-morrow morning. I am now loading three steamers with stores and transportation belonging to General Granger, but there is no telling when these boats [sic].

J. BAILEY,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, April 13, 1865.

Major General E. R. S. CANBY:

Lieutenant-Colonel Laughlin, of my staff, and Lieutenant-Commander Franklin, of the Navy, were sent up from Catfish Landing in advance of my column by land, and received from Mayor Slough the surrender of the city. Our flag was placed over the city hall at 12.30 p. m. yes-