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HEADQUARTERS U. S. FORCES,

Blakely, Ala., April 13, 1865.

Brigadier General C. C. ANDREWS,

Commanding Andrews' Division:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs me to say that in obedience to instructions from Major-General Canby you will proceed to Blakely early to-morrow morning with the brigade of your division now with you, if General Bailey has so far progressed with his work that you can be spared.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. LYMAN,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

HDQRS. THIRD Brigadier, SECOND DIV., 13TH ARMY CORPS,

Blakely, Ala., April 13, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel J. B. LEAKE,

Commanding Twentieth Iowa:

COLONEL: In obedience to instructions from headquarters U. S. froces east of Mobile Bay, Ala., dated headquarters, Blakely, Ala., April 13, 1865, you will without delay proceed with your command to the city of Mobile, Ala., reporting on your arrival there to Brigadier General G. L. Andrews, provost-marshal-general, for duty. You will apply to Major Mcentee, chief quartermaster, for transportation immediately.

By order of Colonel F. W. Moore:

JOHN N. COLDREN,

Lieutenant and Acting Aide-de-Camp.

HEADQUARTERS THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Mobile, April 13, 1865.

General W. P. BENTON,

Commanding at Whistler:

There is a rumor in town that Maury, Dick Taylor, and Forrest have concentrated near your front with the design of retaking Mobile, capturing and driving us into the bay. You will, therefore, take all necessary precautions, watch your front, and in case you are heavily pressed fall stubbornly back on the fortifications of the city, communicating, if possible, with the force at Spring Hill.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. GRANGER,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

April 13, 1865.

Major-General SMITH:

The brigade of General McArthur's division temporarily assigned to replace General Veatch's troops has been relieved and ordered back to the division.

P. JOS. OSTERHAUS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.