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HEADQUARTERS EAST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 12, 1865.

Captain TUTT,

Greenwood:

Has the enemy passed Gonzalez? Let me know the moment that they pass. What news have your of the enemy? Answer immediately.

ST. JNO. R. LIDDELL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS EAST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 12, 1865-5.10 p. m.

Major-General MAURY,

Mobile:

"D" telegraphs me that the enemy's advance guard passed the head of the bayou about 9 o'clock, and the rear guard about sunset yesterday. They had seventy-nine wagons and about seven days' provisions. Are to meet General Steele in Pensacola with the rest of the army. No negro troops passed the bayou. Thinks they have from 18,000 to 20,000. All necessary orders have been given to Colonel Armistead and General Clanton. Colonel Armistead reached there last night and was ordered to take command in the absence of General Clanton. Fearing the enemy may turn down this way after reaching the railroad, I have detained temporarily Colonel Spence's regiment (cavalry) until the facts are ascertained of the enemy's object. All the balance of the cavalry are with Armistead, except 100 men at Greenwood, which will be withdrawn as soon as I ascertain the direction the enemy will take.

ST. JNO. R. LIDDELL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS EAST DIVISION DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 12, 1865-1 a. m.

General LIDDELL,

Near Spanish Fort:

Dispatch just from Greenwood. Captain Tutt reports information received from Brewton Crosby. Enemy left navy-yard rearly yesterday morning (the 11th) in direction of Gonzalez. Cavalry, infantry, and artillery, 20,000 strong. Have sent this to Colonel Armistead, who has now arrived at Pollard: also General Maury.

H. L. D. LEWIS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EAST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 12, 1865-1 a. m.

Colonel ARMISTEAD,

Commanding at Pollard:

Report just from Greenwood. Scouts report the enemy advancing in the direction of Gonzalez. Started yesterday morning with 20,000 men-cavalry, infantry, and artillery. Large force in the say. General Liddell near Spanish Fort.

H. L. D. LEWIS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.