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MERIDIAN, January 29, 1865. (Received 30th.)

Lieutenant-General STEWART:

In moving your troops b rail, stop them at Marion Station and camp them in that vicinity.

By order of Lieutenant-General Taylor:

W. F. BULLOCK, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from semi-monthly report of the batteries of light artillery of the District of the Gulf, Major Henry C. Semple commanding, for January 29, 1865.

Present for duty.

Effective

Command. Officers Men. total

present.

Field and staff. 4

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Jenks' (late Charpentier's) 4 72 68

battery.

Lowe's (Third Missouri) 3 88 85

battery.

Abbay's battery (Company K,

First Mississippi Light 3 72 68

Artillery).

Total. 14 232 221

CONTINUATION:

Pieces of artillery.

Aggregate

Command. Aggregate present Heavy. Field.

present. and

absent.

Field and staff. 4 4

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Jenks' (late

Charpentier's) 90 120

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4

battery.

Lowe's (Third 100 118

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4

Missouri) battery.

Abbay's battery

(Company K, First 80 102

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4

Mississippi Light

Artillery).

Total. 274 344

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MERIDIAN, January 30, 1865.

SECRETARY OF WAR,

Richmond, Va.:

Brigadier General H. B. Lyon is now here, having succeeded in getting out with a portion of his command. I respectfully request that he be ordered to report to me. Present condition of affairs prevents his accomplishing anything now in the department to which he was ordered by the War Department. Also respectfully request an answer to my telegram asking that General Roddey's orders be so changed as to allow me to remove him from North Alabama, and place troops there who have no local interest in that region.

Respectfully,

R. TAYLOR,

Lieutenant-General.

MERIDIAN, January 30, 1865.

Colonel GEORGE WILLIAM BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Montgomery, Ala.:

Major-General Maury telegraphs from Mobile to-day as follows, viz:

News from New Orleans to Friday evening: Large force assembled there; they say their destination Mobile. No collection of transports on lake nor heavy guns.

R. TAYLOR,

Lieutenant-General.