IV. Captain W. W. Tucker will report to Brigadier-General Armstrong, commanding brigade, for assignment to duty.
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By order of Brigadier-General Chalmers:
W. A. GOODMAN,
ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 52.
Richmond, Va., March 2, 1865.
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VI. The following companies Tennessee cavalry, raised within the enemy's lines by Captain L. G. Mead under authority of the War Department, are hereby organized into a battalion, to be known as the Twenty-seventh Tennessee Battalion Cavalry: Captain Jerome Root's, Captain J. E. McColum's Captain J. C. Jenkins', Captain J. P. Henley's, Captain Joel Cunningham's, Captain J. T. Baxter's.
VII. The following companies Alabama cavalry, raised within the enemy's lines by Captain L. G. Mead under authority of the War Department, are hereby organized into a battalion, to be known as the Twenty-fifth Battalion Alabama Cavalry: Captain M. E. Johnston's, Captain F. E. Cotton's, Captain D. C. Nelson's, Captain R. L. Welch's, Captain W. M. Campbell's, Captain John Cobb's.
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X. Brigadier General H. w. Mercer, Provisional Army, C. S., is relieved from present assignment and will report for duty to Major General Howell Cobb, commanding, &c., Reserves of Georgia.
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By command of the Secretary of War:
JACKSON, March 2, 1865.
General J. R. CHALMERS:
Your dispatch of yesterday just received. Have issued preparatory orders for consolidation, but further action has been delayed to collect absentees and by daily expectation of enemy's advance.
MERIDIAN, March 2, 1865.
General D. W. ADAMS,
(If gone to Montgomery, forward.)
Following just received. Send it on to General Cobb:
Roddey's scouts report on 23rd from near Huntsville, Fourth Army Corps moving toward Chattanooga. Cavalry gone same point. Intend to make raid through Alabama, coming through Will's Valley.
Ascertain how long it will take to move the engines from the Montgomery and Mobile Road to Columbus, Ga., and have preparations secretly made to do it if it becomes necessary.
By order of Lieutenant-General Taylor: