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BLAKELY, ALA., April 18, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN:

The following telegram has just been received:

SPANISH FORT, April 18, 1865.

Captain J. F. LACEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Blakely, Ala.:

There are many stragglers at Montrose and Hollywood committing depredations on the citizens. I would respectfully suggest a small squad of cavalry be sent there. I have no cavalry with me.

BERTRAM.

Colonel, Commanding.

I have no available cavalry to send.

F. STEELE,

Major-General.

BLAKELY, ALA., April 18, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

A party of guerrillas is lurking around between this place and Starke's Wharf. They were at Bayou Minette brigade last night. I think some cavalry should be left here to scount for this company. It will be necessary to keep a guard at the brigade if if is rebuilt.

F. STEELE,

Major-General, Commanding.

BLAKEY, April 18, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The company of First Louisiana Cavalry has but about twenty men for duty, and they are the only orderlies I have at my headquarters. General Canby directed me to retain them. It is not strong enough to do the necessary scouting.

F. STEELE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FOURTH TENNESSEE CAVALRY,

Near Whistler, Ala., April 18, 1865-9.30 p. m.

Captain ROUSE,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: I have the honor to report that I examined in person the crossing of Chickasay Bayou near Manville this evening. The bridge is not destroyed, and is in a condition to be crossed by troops and wagons. I also learned that there was a road leading from that crossing to the telegraph road. Citizens say it is not a very good road.

I am, captain, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. M. THORNBURGH,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Fourth Tennessee Cavalry.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF WEST FLORIDA,

Barrancas, April 18, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Asst. Adjut. General, Hdqrs. Army and Division of West Miss.:

COLONEL: I have the honor to inclose, for the information of the major-general commanding, statements of refugees in regard to the move