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expects an attack from Pensacola. They think the Federal forces will move in two columns, one from Cedar Point (west side Mobile Bay) and one from Pensacola. A man named Stewart has been arrested in Mobile charged with being a Federal spy.

Very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

F. A. STARRING,

Colonel and Provost-Marshal-General.

[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF THE GULF,

March 8, 1865.

Respectfully forwarded. The statements as to Taylor's strength are exaggerated.

S. A. HURLBUT,

Major-General, Commanding.

WASHINGTON, D. C., March 8, 1865-1.45 p.m.

Major-General THOMAS,

Nashville:

On the 31st of December last General Crocker was ordered from New Mexico to report to you. Please telegraph his arrival.

H. W. HALLECK,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Washington, March 8, 1865.

Major General GEORGE H. THOMAS,

Nashville, Tenn.:

The Secretary of War directs that as soon as Brigadier General M. M. Crocker reports to you under Special Orders, No. 477, your order him to report in person to the Adjutant-General. Acknowledge receipt.

E. D. TOWNSEND,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL FIELD ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF THE CUMBERLAND, No. 61. Nashville, Tenn., March 8, 1865.

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XXIII. The Thirteenth Wisconsin Infantry is hereby relieved from duty with the First Brigade, Fourth Division, Twentieth Army Corps, and assigned to the Third Division, Fourth Army Corps, reporting to Brigadier General Samuel Beatty, commanding.

XXIV. Company L, First Minnesota Heavy Artillery, will proceed to Chattanooga, Tenn., and report to the commanding officer of the post for assignment to duty with the garrison artillery thereof. The quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

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By command of Major-General Thomas:

SOUTHARD HOFFMAN,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.