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now has the power to do, to conscribed and enroll them they will evade the service, but will, as I am informed, go over with their present organization. If necessary they can be reorganized and consolidated as other C. S. troops after transfer.

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

CHAS. CLARK,

Governor of Mississippi.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF THE GULF, Numbers 28.

Mobile, January 28, 1865.

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V. Brigadier General A. Baker will proceed with his brigade to Augusta, Ga., via Montgomery, Ala., in obedience to paragraph II, Special Orders, Numbers --, headquarters Military Division of the West, dated January 19, 1865. Quartermaster's department will furnish transportation.

By command of Major General Dabney H. Maury:

D. W. FLOWERREE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MONTGOMERY, ALA., January 29, 1865.

General SAMUEL COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, C. S. Army, Richmond, Va.:

General Taylor, on 27th instant, reports that enemy in some force came toward Clinton from Baton Rouge and Bayou Sara and returned. Activity reported on Mississippi River, troops going up and down. Most of Thomas' army reported to have marched west from Columbia to Clinton [Clifton?] on Tennessee River. Portion of these forces, including A. J. Smith's, reported in vicinity of Huntsville and Eastport. No charge in fleet off Mobile. Enemy still reported still leaving Pascagoula.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

MONTGOMERY, ALA., January 29, 1865.

Lieutenant General R. TAYLOR,

Meridian, Miss.:

Report when last troops shall have left Meridian, and last batteries Columbus, Miss. Enemy is reported advancing on Augusta.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General.

MERIDIAN, January 29, 1865.

Colonel GEORGE W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Montgomery, Ala.:

Following received from Major-General Forrest, dated Verona, yesterday:

Scouts just from Nashville report Thomas with his army gone into winter quarters at Waterloo and Clifton. Nine transports, loaded with infantry, passed down Tennessee River on 21st.

R. TAYLOR,

Lieutenant-General.