War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0648 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF ALA., MISS., AND E. LA.,

Numbers 77.

Demopolis, Ala., March 17, 1864.

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IV. Brigadier General James R. Chalmers will resume command of his division and report to Major General N. B. Forrest, commanding, &c.

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By command of Lieutenant-General Polk:

THOS. M. JACK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DEMOPOLIS, March 17, 1864.

Captain W. A. GOODMAN,

Oxford:

Have the pontoons at Panola and Abbeville constructed at once, and everything ready for immediate movement. If necessary, let McCulloch act promptly in my absence.

JAS. R. CHALMERS,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS, March 18, 1864.

Major General S. B. BUCKNER,

Midway:

General Longstreet has just arrived. He wishes you to send him all the information of the enemy you have. Send out also scouts to the rear of the enemy to gain quickly all the information they can get.

G. M. SORREL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

GREENEVILLE, March 18, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

The enemy is near enough for us to strike him, if we could move. We have no forage for our transportation animals, and our cavalry is only foraged by being far out on our flanks. Please send us supplies or orders to go where we may get them. We will, in any event, require forage for ten or twelve days to take us to some point where we may receive more.

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE,

Greeneville, Tenn., March 18, 1864.

Colonel A. FORSBERG,

Commanding Wharton's Brigade:

(Through Brigadier General B. R. Johnson, commanding division.)

The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you move your brigade to-morrow morning at daylight for this point, and desires that you will lose no time in reaching here.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. M. SORREL,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.