running along the line of the Augusta and Savannah Railroad to Millen; thence along the western boundary lines of the counties of Bulloch and Tattnall; thence along the south bank of the Ocmulgee River to the northeast corner of Irwin County; thence south to the Florida line; thence along the Florida line to the Appalachicola River. All territory WEST of this department and the Appalachicola River and east of the MISSISSIPPI River forms the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, under Lieutenant-General Taylor, Special order has been issued this day placing you in command of both of these departments.
Adjutant and Inspector General.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
GEORGE WM. BRENT,
Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. DEPT. OF ALA., MISS., AND EAST LA.,
Selma, Ala., October 19, 1864.
Officers of the C. S. Army are forbidden to interfere with the transportation of supplies from WEST Tennessee, when in the hands of properly appointed officers of the commissary and quartermaster's department.
Major-Generals Gardner and Forrest are alone authorized to take possession of them when collected, or in transitu, and they only by special orders, copies of which will be forwarded as soon as possible to department headquarters.
By command of Lieutenant-General Taylor:
Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS FORREST'S CAVALRY,
Purdy, October 19, 1864 -2. 30 p. m.
GENERAL: The major-general directs me to say that he will move to Henderson Station, and that you will move to-morrow with your entire command to Henderson Station, where he will meet you and distribute such arms and ammunition as you may require for your command. Colonel Rucker will also meet you there with his brigade. In the mean time you will instruct your officers to arrest all men they may find subject to military duty.
J. P. STRANGE,
HEADQUARTERS FORCES WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA,
In the Field, Greene County, Tenn., October 20, 1864.
General J. C. BRECKINRIDGE,
Commanding Dept. of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee:
GENERAL: On my return from Richmond I found telegraphic dispatch from General R. E. Lee instructing me to co-operate with General Breckinridge by moving down the French Broad River, if practicable,
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