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the execution of this order, and will, as soon as practicable, cause a report to be made to General Totten, setting forth the effective strength of each company, its present post, and also the armament of each; and when the companies have no special armament, how far it may be possible to arm them as siege batteries of 10-inch mortars and 30-pounder Parrotts from the ordnance and ordnance stores of Forts Morgan and Gaines.

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

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS, Numbers 4.

Mobile, Ala., April 27, 1865.

Brigadier General James C. Veatch, U. S. Volunteers, in addition to the command of the First Division, is assigned, under authority from headquarters Army and Division of West Mississippi, to the command of the Post and District of Mobile. The outposts at Spring Hill and Whistler are included in the district, with such other posts on the west bank of Mobile Bay and Alabama River as may be hereafter attached.

By order of Major-General Granger:

F. W. EMERY,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST DIV., 13TH ARMY CORPS, AND POST AND DISTRICT OF MOBILE, Numbers 1.

Mobile, Ala., April 27, 1865.

I. The section of the Second Massachusetts Battery, Lieutenant

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commanding, will immediately proceed to Whistler Station, on the line of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, and relieve the section of the Fourth Massachusetts Battery now on duty at that point.

II. The commanding officer of the section of the Fourth Massachusetts Battery now on duty at Whistler Station will immediately, upon being relieved by the Second Massachusetts Battery, proceed to Spring Hill and report to Brigadier-General Slack, commanding U. S. forces at that place.

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By order of Brigadier General J. C. Veatch:

R. G. CURTIS,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND DIVISION, THIRTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

On Board Steamer Peerless, Selma, Ala., April 27, 1865.

Colonel W. T. SPICELY,

Commanding Second Brigade:

COLONEL: The general instructs me to say that we will probably remain here to night. He directs that your men be disembarked, your animaals landed, and the boats thoroughly policed.

Very respectfully,

GEORGE MONROE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.