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HEADQUARTERS,

Spanish Fort, April 8, 1865-12.25 a. m.

Brigadier-General LIDDELL,

Blakely:

Sent casualty report at 9 p. m.; 6 killed, 23 wounded.

R. L. GIBSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Spanish Fort, April 8, 1865-11 a. m .

General LIDDELL:

The enemy has advanced to within 150 yards of Battery 4, and his heavy batteries enfilade that portion of our lines, some of the shot passing through the traverses. He has 10 and 13 inch mortars also playing on my left and left center. His heavy Parrott guns are on his right flank within range of gun-boats.

R. L. GIBSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Spanish Fort, April 8, 1865-12 m.

Colonel George G. GARNER,

Chief of Staff, Mobile, Ala.:

When you relieve Slocomb's, send me a strong company; strong in numbers and in working qualities.

R. L. GIBSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Spanish Fort, April 8, 1865-2 p. m.

Major-General MAURY,

Mobile:

I have just opened Battery McDermott on a working party of the enemy, and was obliged to close. The concentrated fire of the enemy could not be endured. I will again this evening. One gun temporarily disabled, and one chest exploded. Our artillery is commanded be heavy batteries of the enemy.

R. L. GIBSON,

Brigadier-General.

(Copy to Brigadier-General Liddell.)]

HEADQUARTERS,

Spanish Fort, April 8, 1865-8.50 o'clock.

Major-General MAURY:

The enemy continues to press, but I hope for the best. He broke Ector's brigade on the left, in the woods.

R. L. GIBSON,

Brigadier-General.