War of the Rebellion: Serial 078 Page 0667 Chapter LI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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offers we may know how to strike at any time. You may withdraw the courier-line, via Russellville and Moulton, and keep a connection, via Tuscumbia, to Bear Creek, or wherever your brigade is located.

P. D. RODDEY,

Brigadier-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 148.

Richmond, June 25, 1864.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

SAML. W. MELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF WESTERN VA. AND EAST TENN., Abingdon, Va., June 26, 1864.

Colonel W. BRADFORD,

Commanding Cavalry:

COLONEL: Captain Giddens has made no report to these headquarters, and you will therefore continue in the execution of the instructions given you. It is impossible to supply your place. Push on after the enemy as soon as you think it time to strike. You can pursue him well toward Knoxville, if you deem it advisable. Mounted troops are on the march to support you if it should become necessary:

By command of Brigadier-General Morgan:

J. L. SANDFORD,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

TUPELO, June 26, 1864.

Brigadier-General CHALMERS,

Okolona:

Not necessary to make a forced march. Bring all men except those needed to get up forage.

N. B. FORREST,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 149.

Richmond, June 27, 1864.

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X. Lieutenant Colonel H. C. Davis, Provisional Army, C. S., is relieved from duty at the depot of paroled and exchanged prisoners at Cahaba, Ala., and will report to Brigadier-General Brandon for assignment to duty in organizing the reserve forces in Mississippi.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

SAML. W. MELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.