FORT GAINES, September 7, 1864.
(Received 6.30 p. m.)
The order of General Granger detailing me as surgeon in charge of hospital also detailed me as medical purveyor of forces in Mobile Bay. Having a quantity of stores, and more coming, what shall I do with them?
J. F. HESS,
Surgeon Ninety-sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
FORT MORGAN, September 7, 1864--7.30 p. m.
Send one of your signal officers over here immediately.
FLAG-SHIP, September 7, 1864.
(Received 7.35 p. m.)
Mail steamer leaves at 12 m. to-morrow.
Off Bon Secours Bay, September 8, 1864--8 a. m.
What is the name of your boat?
Bon Secours Bay, September 9, 1864. (Received 12 m.)
COMMANDING OFFICER GUN-BOAT:
By whose order were those buildings fired?
Captain, Commanding Expedition.
Answer.--Don't know. Captain Wiggin is not on board. Lieutenant Trundy, who was wounded, says he had orders to fire buildings.
[SEPTEMBER 9, 1864]--12 m.
How soon will Captain Wiggin be on board?
Answer.--We don't know.
September 9, 1864--1.30 p. m.
Please order your men to burn no more buildings until the troops are ready to leave. The smoke is seen twelve miles above here.
GUN-BOAT 42, September 9, 1864.
(Received 1.40 p. m.)
All right. What time will you leave?