War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0626 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., w. FLA.,& N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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FORT GAINES, September 7, 1864.

(Received 6.30 p. m.)

General BAILEY:

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.

Colonel ROBINSON:

Send one of your signal officers over here immediately.

BAILEY,

General.

FLAG-SHIP, September 7, 1864.

(Received 7.35 p. m.)

General BAILEY:

Mail steamer leaves at 12 m. to-morrow.

DRAYTON,

Captain.

STEAMER PLANTER,

Off Bon Secours Bay, September 8, 1864--8 a. m.

Captain DENICKE:

What is the name of your boat?

WARREN,

Lieutenant.

Answer.--Tritonia.

DENICKE,

Captain.

HEADQUARTERS EXPEDITION,

Bon Secours Bay, September 9, 1864. (Received 12 m.)

COMMANDING OFFICER GUN-BOAT:

By whose order were those buildings fired?

STONE,

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.

COMMANDING OFFICER.

[SEPTEMBER 9, 1864]--12 m.

How soon will Captain Wiggin be on board?

STONE,

Captain.

Answer.--We don't know.

HEADQUARTERS EXPEDITION,

September 9, 1864--1.30 p. m.

Captain WIGGIN:

Please order your men to burn no more buildings until the troops are ready to leave. The smoke is seen twelve miles above here.

STONE,

Captain.

GUN-BOAT 42, September 9, 1864.

(Received 1.40 p. m.)

Captain STONE:

All right. What time will you leave?

WIGGIN,

Captain.