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DALTON, February 11, 1864.

Lieutenant-General POLK:

I have no doubt that your cavalry, under its active commanders, will make the march to Mobile impossible to the enemy with such wagon trains as they must require.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

NEWTON, February 11, 1864.

Governor CHARLES CLARK,

Macon:

I am advised of a movement of a cavalry force of the enemy upon theriac corn region of the Tombigbee and Mobile and Ohio Railroad, and have room to believe it true. Any arms you may require for State troops may be had at Demopolis.

L. POLK,

Lieutenant-General.

MOORE'S PLANTATION,

February 11, 1864 - 8.20 a. m.

Lieutenant-General POLK:

Have heard from Montrose this morning. No enemy in that direction yet. Am ready to move in either direction as soon as scouts can bring necessary information. can you tell me where General Lee is?

S. W. FERGUSON,

Brigadier-General.

NEWTON, February 11, 1864.

Lieutenant-General POLK:

Immediately after your departure the following dispatch was received, viz:

HEADQUARTERS BRIGADE,

Moore's Farm, February 11, 1864.

GENERAL: I have just heard from General Lee. He is now about 12 miles from this place, on the Homewood road, and moving toward Garlandville. Have sent to communicate with him. No further news from the enemy.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. W. FERGUSON,

Brigadier-General.

GEO. H. FORNEY,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Post.

NEWTON, February 11, 1864.

Major-General LORING,

En route:

I am informed that the enemy is following you and that he encamped 11 miles from Decatur last night. Whether this be reliable you ought to know from Colonel Maxwell's dispatches. He was ordered to dispatch you every three hours. If he has not done it