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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 60.

Richmond, March 14, 1865.

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XIV. Major T. Walton, assistant adjutant-general, is relieved from his present service, and is assigned at duty at the headquarters of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. He will report to Lieutenant General R. Taylor, commanding, &c.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS EAST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 14, 1865-8.30 a. m.

Captain TUTT,

Commanding at Greenwood:

Have you any information of the enemy? Is he moving the Pensacola road, or going on the steam-boats to Milton, or up the Escambia River?

ST. JNO. R. LIDDELL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS EAST DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 14, 1865-8.50 a. m.

Colonel ARMISTEAD,

Commanding Canoe Station:

Your dispatch 7 p. m. received, and not fully intelligible. Will send you ammunition by Colonel Spence. What is the direction the enemy is taking, Milton, or Pollard, or Canoe Station? Where are the four boats going?

ST. JNO. R. LIDDELL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF ALA., MISS., AND EAST LA.,

Meridian, March 14, 1865.

Major-General FORREST,

West Point, Miss.:

GENERAL: There is doubtless at Aberdeen, Columbus, and other points in your district a large accumulation of cotton, which may soon have to be burned to prevent its falling into the hands of thee enemy. The lieutenant-general commanding wishes you to inform the owners of all such cotton of your orders to burn it whenever enemy's movements may make it necessary, and will urge upon them the importance of at once moving their cotton to a safe distance from towns and houses, where burning the cotton will nt involve the destruction of other property. By owners moving their cotton themselves they will avoid the loss that must accrue in its being handled by military authority. Should they refuse to move their cotton as indicated, the lieutenant-general commanding directs that you immediately have hands, wagons, and teams impressed, and the cotton removed under the supervision of