War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0818 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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nate taz-in-kind quartermasters and agents orders to ship all corn on the Warrior River, for two-thirds of the distance from Tuscaloosa to the mouth, to Tuscaloosa, also all corn on the Tombigbee above Tuscaloosa, tot hat place, and to ship all corn on the Tombigbee above here to convenient points to be baled and shipped to Montevallo? It has become necessary to supply corn from this department to the Army of Tennessee. You will therefore please see that no shelled sack corn is used in any case where the ear corn can be substituted. The orders form General Polk on this point are imperative.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. W. YOUNG,

Major and assistant tant Quartermaster.

DEMOPOLIS, April 25, 1864.

Brigadier-General CHALMERS:

Morton's battery was ordered on the 22nd to move from Aberdeen so as to intercept you at Lexington. Send a courier so as to meet him with orders. Report to me your movements every six hours. A brigade has been ordered from Okolona to join you. I hope to intercept the enemy and cut off his retreat from Vicksburg. Keep in communication with General Adams.

L. POLK,

Lieutenant-General.

DEMOPOLIS, April 25, 1864.

Brigadier-General CHALMERS:

The order for you to move to the assistance of Adams is revoked. Make the disposition of your troops ordered by General Forrest, and move yourself with the rest to Tupelo with expedition. An officer from General Bragg will be there to inspect Forrest's command.

L. POLK,

Lieutenant-General.

DEMOPOLIS, April 25, 1864.

Brigadier General WRIT ADAMS,

Yazoo City (via Canton):

The order to General Chalmers in regard to co-operation with you is revoked.

L. POLK,

Lieutenant-General.

DEMOPOLIS, April 25, 1864.

F. C. WHITTHORNE,

Telegraph Operator, Forrest' Cavalry, Okolona:

The order to General Forrest is hereby revoked.

L. POLK,

Lieutenant-General.