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MONTGOMERY, May 18, 1865.

Major-General CANBY:

I am informed by General Beauregard, who left here at 4 p. m. this day for Mobile, that Generals Hardee and Cheatham are approaching this place with all the troops from Johnston's army paroled belonging to the Gulf States west, and including his, and may be expected in four or five days. Will you please order up some steamers to carry them to Mobile, as I cannot supply them rations over one issue. I have more paroled prisoners here than I can send to Mobile on the three steamers reported on the way to this place with rations. General Beauregard should reach Mobile by 9 a. m. to-morrow, and will inform you fully.

A. J. SMITH,

Major-General.

HDQRS. ARMY AND DIVISION OF WEST MISSISSIPPI,

Mobile, Ala., May 18, 1865.

Major General A. J. SMITH, Montgomery, Ala.:

Please secure at once the books, papers, and other records of the Confederate district court of Alabama; also the person of A. H. Moses, clerk of that court, now at Montgomery. Action to be reported by telegraph.

By order, &c.:

C. T. CHRISTENSEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SELMA, May 18, 1865.

Major General A. J. SMITH:

GENERAL: No cars run on this end of the Talladga road. I can send supplies to Plantersville by wagons, twenty- miles from here, thence by rail to Talladega. I have sent no infantry force that way. I can supply the command at Demopolis. Have stationed one regiment for the present at Uniontown and one at Marion. Please send my pioneer corps; I cannot build the bridges without them.

J. McARTHUR,

Brigadier-General.

HDQRS. FIRST DIVISION, SIXTEENTH ARMY CORPS,

Selma, Ala., may 18, 1865.

Brevet Brigadier-General McMILLEN,

Commanding U. S. Forces, Meridian, Miss.:

GENERAL: You need not send the regiment to Macon. General Grierson is at Greensborough and will garrison that place to-morrow. If already gone, let them remain until relieved by him.

J. McARTHUR,

Brigadier-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FIRST BRIGADE, FIRST DIVISION, U. S. COLORED TROOPS, Numbers 12.

Mobile, Ala., May 18, 1865.

In the conviction that the death of the late President Abraham Lincoln, of glorious memory, had deeply left and mounted over by

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