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one or two points has advanced them beyond their original positions. I hope by to-morrow night to be able to begin counter-zigzags and to prevent mining, of which there is some probability. We have to-day the usual skirmishing and artillery firing. I am economizing in the use of ammunition.

R. L. GIBSON,

Brigadier-General.

(Same to General Liddell.)

HEADQUARTERS,

Spanish Fort, April 2, 1865-7.30 p. m.

Major-General MAURY, Mobile:

If you can get the Tuscaloosa [or] some iron-clad to come down and enfilade the right flank of the enemy, I have a plan for attacking the advance line of that flank which will enable me to gain decided advantages, certainly to arrest his progress and pressure against me at that point.

R. L. GIBSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Spanish Fort, April 2, 1865-7.30 p. m.

General MAURY, Mobile:

The eighth day has closed without important results. The situation remains unchanged except that in the first day's action the enemy succeeded in pushing back my skirmish line at certain points for a short distance, has erected heavier batteries, and is using 8 and 10 inch mortars. But our losses become smaller every day, our ability to cope with him greater, and the confidence of the officers and men grows stronger and stronger.

R. L. GIBSON,

Brigadier-General.

(Same to General Liddell, Blakely.)

HEADQUARTERS,

Spanish Fort, April 2, 1865-8.30 p. m.

General LIDDELL, Blakely:

Casualties of to-day, 5 killed and 20 wounded.

R. L. GIBSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS ROSS' BRIGADE,

Canton, April 2, 1865.

Captain E. T. SYKES,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: Upon a former report you directed that Griffith's cavalry and Cobb's scouts be included in my next report. Colonel Griffith has never reported to these headquarters, and I have no official communication with him, his command being in East Louisiana, and I suppose reports to Brigadier-General Hodge, commanding department. Cobb's scouts, by order from Lieutenant-General Forrest, have been taken out