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to General Polk brigades of [Baldwin] and Cockrell, about 5,000 effectives; Clanton had previously gone. Above for your information.

D. H. MAURY,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS,

Meridian, Miss., February 7, 1864.

Numbers 38.

I. The boundaries of the Department of the Gulf are thus defined: Beginning on the west at the mouth of Pearl River and running north with said river to the 32nd parallel of latitude; thence along that parallel eastward to its intersection with the Georgia State line; thence southward with the eastern boundary line of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana to the Gulf.

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By command of Lieutenant-General Polk:

THOS. M. JACK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, MISS.,

February 8, 1864.

General FORNEY,

Enterprise, Miss.:

Order Yates to move immediately to Morton and report to General Baldwin. I shall be glad to see you with your staff at Morton ready for duty. Leave General Shoup to come forward as soon as he can move.

L. POLK,

Lieutenant-General.

MORTON, February 8, 1864.

General L. POLK:

I commenced my move at daylight this morning toward Brandon. Nothing from the front or from General Lee since my last.

W. W. LORING,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS LORING'S DIVISION,

Near Morton, February 8, 1864 - 2 p. m.

Major-General LEE,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: I have not yet heard of the cavalry regiment nor of yours. The enemy are now skirmishing with me.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. W. LORING,

Major-General.