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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY,

DEPT. OF ALA., MISS., AND EAST LA., Numbers 32.

West Point, Miss., February 18, 1865

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VII. Brigadier General A. Buford is hereby assigned to the command of all the Alabama cavalry within the limits of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana, and will at once, in accordance with the provisions of the new military bill just passed by Congress, proceed to organize the brigades of Clanton, Roddey, and Armistead, as well as all unattached regiments, battalions, and companies of Alabama cavalry, into two brigades.

By command of Major-General Forrest:

J. P. STRANGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. CHALMERS' DIVISION OF CAVALRY, Numbers 1.

Near Columbus, Miss., February 18, 1865.

I. In obedience to paragraph XII of Special Orders, Numbers 28, from Headquarters Cavalry, District of Mississippi and East Louisiana, I hereby assume command of all the Mississippi cavalry in the Confederate service in this district.

II. The following officers are announced as composing the staff of this division and will be respected accordingly: Captain W. A. Goodman, assistant adjutant-general: Captain R. M. Hooe, assistant adjutant-general; Major B. S. Crump, division commissary; Major J. P. Horback, division quartermaster; Lieutenant J. T. Buck, division ordnance officer: Lieutenant G. T. Banks, aide-de-camp.

JAS. R. CHALMERS,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. CHALMERS' DIVISION OF CAVALRY, Numbers 2.

Near Columbus, Miss., February 18, 1865.

I. All the Mississippi cavalry in the Confederate service in this district will be organized into three brigades to be commanded by Brigadier Gens. F. C. Armstrong, Wirt Adams, and P. B. Starke, which will be designated by the names of their commanders as follows:

Armstrong's Brigade, Brigadier General F. C. Armstrong commanding; First Regiment Mississippi Cavalry, Colonel R. A. Pinson; Second Regiment Mississippi Cavalry, Colonel E. Dillon; Ballentine's (Mississippi) cavalry, Colonel Ballentine; Ashcraft's (Mississippi) cavalry, Colonel Ashcraft; detachment of Twelfth Mississippi Cavalry; five companies (A, B, F, G, and I) of Fifth Mississippi Cavalry.

Adams' Brigade, Brigadier General Wirt Adams: Wood's regiment (Mississippi) cavalry, Colonel R. C. Wood; Thirty-eighth Regiment Mississippi Cavalry, Colonel P. Brent; Ninth Regiment Mississippi Cavalry, Colonel H. H. Miller; McGuirk's regiment (Mississippi) cavalry, Colonel J. McGuirk; Fourteenth Regiment Confederate Cavalry, Colonel Dumonteil; Moorman's battalion (Mississippi) cavalry; Twenty-third Battalion Mississippi Cavalry; Butler's company (Mississippi) cavalry, unattached; Ashby's company (Mississippi) cavalry, unattached; Wither's company (Mississippi) cavalry, unattached.

Starke's Brigade, Brigadier General P. B. Starke; Fourth Regiment Mississippi Cavalry, Colonel Wilbourn; Sixth Regiment Mississippi Cavalry