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HEADQUARTERS,

Spanish Fort, April 6, 1865-11.30 a. m.

Colonel GEORGE G. GARNER:

I have lost in my brigade, out of 500 guns, 22 killed and 64 wounded since operations began here.

R. L. GIBSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Spanish Fort, April 6, 1865-8 p. m.

General D. H. MAURY,

Mobile, Ala.:

I would like to have a naval launch with a naval officer and crew to report to me to do very important picket duty in these waters. I think this necessary.

R. L. GIBSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Spanish Fort, April 6, 1865-9 p. m.

General MAURY:

Casualties to-day are 1 killed and 11 wounded.

R. L. GIBSON,

Brigadier-General.

(Same to General Liddell.)

HEADQUARTERS ROSS' CAVALRY BRIGADE,

Canton, Miss., April 6, 1865.

Captain W. A. PERCY,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Jackson, Miss:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that my scouts at Messinger's Ferry report that the enemy come out nearly every day as far as Clear Creek, eight miles from Vicksburg, in squads of 25 and 100 men. They captured two of Henderson's scouts and four dismounted men of this brigade on the 3rd instant. The Fourth Missouri Cavalry is all the mounted troops near Vicksburg, numbering 750 men, of which some 500 remain in the city, and 250 are guarding the railroad between Big Black and Vicksburg. They can hear nothing of an anticipated raid in this direction. I am now encamped three miles from Canton on the Vernon road, not being able to get a camp on the Livingston road. I have some corn at Canton, and will be able to get enough to last me until I can get corn from Grenada, as my train is still hauling forage to the railroad at Vaughan Station.

I am, captain, very respectfully,

DUD. W. JONES,

Colonel, Commanding Brigade.

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI AND EAST LOUISIANA,

West point, April 6, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Meridian, Miss.:

COLONEL: In the absence of the lieutenant-general commanding district, I feel it proper to communicate a verbal message received through