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DEMOPOLIS, April 2, 1864.

Major-General LEE,

Canton.

You will resume the movement which was ordered on the 14th and suspended on the 15th of March.

L. POLK,

Lieutenant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Demopolis, Ala., April 2, 1864.

Major-General LORING:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding desires you to move with your division to-morrow morning in the direction of Montevallo, on the Selma and Jacksonville road. The line of march will be indicated to you. You will report your arrival at Montevallo to these headquarters.

Most respectfully, your obedient servant,

[T. M. JACK,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JACKSON, TENN.,

April 2, 1864.

Lieutenant-General POLK:

SIR: Six hundred Federal prisoners will arrive at Ripley, Miss., to-day en route for Demopolis.

Colonel Neely engaged Hurst on the 29th of March near Bolivar, capturing his entire wagon train, routing and driving him to Memphis, killing 30 and capturing 35 prisoners, killing 2 captains and capturing 1. I am moving McCulloch's brigade to Gibson County. Must rest my horses ten or fifteen days; many broken down.

If General Lee was here with his command we could gather 5,000 men in ten days.

N. B. FORREST,

Major-General.

CANTON, April 2, 1864.

Lieutenant-General POLK:

Your dispatch relative to resuming movement ordered on the 14th received, and will be attended to at once. Will send you cipher dispatch to-night.

S. D. LEE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY, & C.,

Montgomery, April 2, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel THOMAS M. JACK,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I inclose herewith an important letter from Senator Walker, of this State. Its information of the position, strength, and purposes of the enemy ought to be known to Lieutenant-General Polk. I am