War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0627 Chapter LXIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.--UNION.

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1.43 P. M.

Reply.--Some time during the night. As soon as 10 p. m., if possible.

STONE,

Captain.

HEADQUARTERS EXPEDITION,

September 9, 1864. (Received 8.10 p. m.)

Captain WIGGiN,

Commanding Gun-boats:

I will send detail immediately to burn buildings. Will inform you when we get ready to go.

STONE,

Captain.

STEAMER PLANTER, September 9, 1864.

(Received 10 p. m.)

Captain WIGGIN:

We are ready to start immediately.

STONE,

Captain.

Reply.--All right. We will follow as soon as you get across the bar.

WIGGIN,

Captain.

(Second dispatch.)

STEAMER PLANTER, [September 9, 1864.]

(Received 10.15 p. m.)

Captain WIGGIN:

The channel is so narrow that you will have to move out first. Will wait.

STONE,

Captain.

FLAG-SHIP, September 10, 1864.

(Received 8.45 a. m.)

General BAILEY:

The boats will be ready at any time.

DRAYTON,

Captain.

FORT MORGAN, September 10, 1864--9.30 a. m.

Lieutenant C. J. ALLEN,

Engineer in Charge, Fort Gaines:

How many wheelbarrows have you? Did the steamer T. M. Battle leave any with you?

A. H. BURNHAM,

Engineer in Charge, Fort Morgan.

FORT GAINES, September 10, 1864.

(Received 10 a. m.)

A. H. BURNHAM,

Engineer in Charge, Fort Morgan:

The Battle did not come here. She should have left at least 100. I have none.

C. J. ALLEN,

Lieutenant.

FORT MORGAN, September 10, 1864.

(Received 11 a. m.)

Lieutenant DODGE:

How many men have you there? How many are instructed?

WARREN,

Lieutenant.

Reply.--Thirty-seven, total. About six instructed.

DODGE,

Lieutenant.