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teenth Army Corps as assistant inspector-general, with the rank and pay of lieutenant-colonel, under act of July 17, 1862, to date from March 15, 1865.

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By order of the Secretary of War:

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL
HEADQUARTERS ARMY AND DIVISION

FIELD ORDERS,
OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 5.
March 16, 1865.

Major General P. J. Osterhaus, U. S. Volunteers, is assigned to duty as chief of staff of the major-general commanding. Reports and returns of the different staff departments will be made through the chief of staff, and any orders or instructions communicated by him will be respected and obeyed.

By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL
HEADQUARTERS ARMY AND DIVISION FIELD ORDERS,
OF WEST MISSISSIPPI, Numbers 6.
March 16, 1865.

Engineer officers and acting engineers of division and detached brigades will actively collect all information within their reach relating to the military features of the country over which this army is to operate, and report the same without delay (illustrated by the necessary pen or pencil sketches) to the chief engineers of their respective army corps, who will note the contents of such reports and immediately transmit them to the chief engineer of the military division, with such information of like character as they can collect from all sources.

By order of Major General E. R. S. Canby:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.


HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,
Fort Gaines, Ala., March 16, 1865.

Major General R. STEELE,

Barrancas, Fla.:

A column of 9,000 men from the Thirteenth Corps will move to-morrow morning from Mobile Point, turning Bon Scours and Fish River or Weeks' Bay, and striking the North Branch of Fish River about six miles above its entrance into Weeks' Bay. A column of 10,000 men from the Sixteenth Corps will move on Sunday, the 19th instant, be water through Bon Scours and Fish River Bays, and debark at a point six miles up the North Branch of Fish River. The remainder of these corps now here will follow immediately to the point of concentration. The Thirteenth Corps will probably move up the east bank of Fish River, and the Sixteenth between that river and Mobile Bay,


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