War of the Rebellion: Serial 103 Page 1033 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. CHALMERS' DIVISION CAVALRY, Numbers 29.

Columbus, March 6, 1865.

I. Captain W. J. Vankirk, assistant quartermaster, will report to Colonel McCulloch, Second Missouri Cavalry, for duty with that regiment.

II. The Eighth regiment Confederate Cavalry is relieved from duty with Starke's brigade, and will report to Brigadier-General Armstrong for duty with his brigade.

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V. Lieutenant Frazier, commanding detachment of Eleventh Mississippi Cavalry, being unable to cross the river to-day, will return to his camp to await the repairs of the crossing.

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By order of Brigadier-General Chalmers:

W. A. GOODMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 6, 1865.

Brigadier General WIRT ADAMS,

Jackson, Miss.:

The following just received from General Forrest, and reported to you with approval of the lieutenant-general commanding:

Move Ross down so as to get his brigade together. Instruct him to keep in front of enemy should they attempt to cross from Clinton toward Mobile. Only Griffith's regiment and Wilis' battalion to report to General Ross. Keep your Mississippi command in front of Vicksburg. Order General Hodge to such a point below as will enable him to join Ross or yourself.

W. F. BULLOCK, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 6, 1865.

Brigadier General WIRT ADAMS,

Jackson, Miss.:

Have you heard anything more of reported movement from Baton Rouge and Bayou Sara:

By order of Lieutenant-General Taylor:

W. F. BULLOCK, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 6, 1865.

Brigadier General D. W. ADAMS,

Selma or Montevallo:

Have you received telegram of 4th about Sharp's and Brantly's brigades? Have you sent them to Augusta as ordered? Answer.

W. F. BULLOCK, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MACON, GA., March 6, 1865.

Major General M. L. SMITH,

Mobile, Ala.:

Colonel Brent now orders that the army pontoon train should be sent to Augusta, and I have given instructions accordingly.

J. B. EUSTIS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.