War of the Rebellion: Serial 103 Page 0936 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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HEADQUARTERS TRANS-MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT, Shreveport, January 26, 1865.

Major General FRANK. GARDNER,

Commanding, &c., Jackson, Miss.:

GENERAL: General Smith directs me to inclose herewith copies of communications with reference to the enemy's movements and to say that he thinks the concentration of the enemy indicates a movement against Mobile and Texas coast. He thinks, however, that it will be against Mobile.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. R. BOGGS,

Brigadier-General and Chief of Staff.

MONTGOMERY, ALA., January 26, 1865.

Lieutenant General R. TAYLOR,

Meridian, Miss.:

We have transportation for 2,000 men per day here. So far the arrivals average only 400 men. Cannot the number be increased? If they arrive at Meridian would it not be well to send part via Mobile? Officer at Selma complains of conduct of officers and men there and asks that a general officer be sent there to control them.

GEO. WM. BRENT,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

MONTGOMERY, ALA., January 27, 1865.

Lieutenant General R. TAYLOR,

Meridian, Miss.:

Orders assigning staff of General Hood to other commands designed only temporary. It is not intended to interfere with their permanent assignment under Special Orders, Numbers 302, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, paragraph 27, 1863. They will be regarded as still on the staff of the Army of Tennessee.

GEO. WM. BRENT,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

MONTGOMERY, ALA., January 27, 1865.

Lieutenant General R. TAYLOR,

Meridian, Miss.:

Should the tax-in-kind be not collected with sufficient rapidity in rear of the army, General Beauregard desires that you will see that it is effectually gathered.

GEO. WM. BRENT,

Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, January 27, 1865.

President DAVIS:

Will reply to your telegraphic inquiry relative to Adams' brigade and comander therefor as soon as I can make necessary investigations.

R. TAYLOR,

Lieutenant-General.