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TUPELO, July 16, 1864.

(Via Meridian 17th.)

Brigadier-General PILLOW,

Montevallo:

Lieutenant-Colonel Polk has been ordered with 400 infantry to Selma to await your orders.

S. D. LEE,

Lieutenant-General.

TUPELO, July 16, 1864.

(Via Meridian 17th.)

Brigadier-General PILLOW,

Montevallo:

If the enemy move for Montgomery or West Point you will dismount your men and move by rail to meet them at threatened point.

S. D. LEE,

Lieutenant-General.

HDQRS. ROSS' BRIGADE, JACKSON'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

Donahue's, Ga., July 16, 1864-11 a. m.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: Some of my scouts from the near of Sherman's army inform me that he is collecting supplies as rapidly as possible at Big Shanty. One division of cavalry is there as guard, and recruiting their horses for the purpose of pursuing any cavalry sent from this army to operate on the railroad. The force in my front on the river, I think, has retired, passing up the river toward Turner's Ferry. Scouts have crossed to learn more definitely of their movements. The right of their infantry is reported to be east of the road leading to Green's Ferry, or rather above that ferry.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

L. S. ROSS,

Brigadier-General, &c.

HDQRS. ROSS' BRIGADE, JACKSON'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

Near Baker's Ferry, Ga., July 16, 1864-8.10 p. m.

Brigadier General W. H. JACKSON,

Commanding Division:

GENERAL: My scouts crossed the river near Baker's Ferry this p. m. and found no Federal infantry this side of Ruff's Station. Citizens informed them that it moved off last night in the direction of Roswell Factory. One cavalry brigade is camped about three miles from Baker's Ferry. Two regiments of cavalry passed down the river this evening in the direction of Sweet Water.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

L. S. ROSS,

Brigadier-General.