CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
In the Field, Ala., April 24, 1865.
The major-general commanding directs that the troops of the corps will take up the line of march to-morrow (25th), in the following order: First, Third Division at 6 a.m.; second, pontoniers at 6 a.m.; third, First Division, at 5 a.m.; fourth, Second Division at 9 a.m., in charge of supply train.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. MILITARY DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,
New Orleans, La., April 24, 1865-12.30 p.m.
Brigadier General T. KILBY SMITH,
Commanding District of South Alabama, Fort Gaines:
SIR: The rebel ram Webb has just passed down the river. She deceived the gun-boats by displaying the Union flag at half-mast. I think she will make for Havana, but have everything in readiness for her if she should attempt to come into Mobile Bay.
E. R. S. CANBY,
SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,
HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, Numbers 108.
Nashville, Tenn., April 25, 1865.
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XII. Colonel J. H. Blackburn, Fourth Tennessee (mounted) Infantry, will detail from his command four companies to be stationed at La Fayette, Tenn., to assist the civil authorities in that locality in exterminating guerrillas.
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By command of Major-General Thomas:
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HDQRS. CAVALRY CORPS, MIL. DIV. OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
Macon, Ga., April 25, 1865.
Major General C. GROVER,
Commanding U. S. Forces, Savannah, Ga.:
GENERAL: This will be delivered to you by Mr. A. Schwaab, chief engineer of the Georgia Railroad. He visits Savannah at my solicitation for the purpose of surveying the damages on his road, with a view to immediate repair. Please allow him to enter your lines, and give him such assistance as may be necessary for carrying out his instructions. General Sherman has directed me to open a supply line, but before doing so I must know which of the roads can be soonest repaired and with the least cost to the Government.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. H. WILSON,