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MOBILE, March 17, 1865.

Lieutenant General R. TAYLOR:

I have sold 3,000 bales of cotton, to be paid promptly for in currency, at $1 per pound. Shall do nothing more until further instructed.

JNO. SCOTT.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI, EAST LOUISIANA AND WEST TENNESSEE, Numbers --

West Point, March 17, 1865.

Colonel W. B. Wade, commanding Eighth Confederate Cavalry, will proceed with his command at once to South Carolina and join his brigade (Anderson's) there, or wherever it may be.

By order of Major-General Forrest:

J. P. STRANGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. EASTERN DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 17, 1865.

Colonel C. G. ARMISTEAD,

Commanding at Canoe Station:

COLONEL: Your notes of the 16th have just been received. General Liddell directs me to inform you that he gives you authority to grant twenty-four-hour permits, but desires you to give none for forty-eight hours unless you can recall the applicant at a moment's notice. He directs me further to inform you that he is fully convinced it is the enemy's intention to advance upon us at such a time as he may be prepared, unless he meets with a disaster elsewhere which may draw him off, and, as this is hardly probable, desires you to be well on your guard, and always prepared with your whole command. Dont's lose your vigilance; he may come when you least expect him.

Very respectfully, colonel, your obedient servant,

H. L. D. LEWIS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. EASTERN DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 17, 1865.

Colonel C. G. ARMISTEAD,

Commanding Troops, Canoe Station:

Later information states that the enemy is increasing rather than diminishing his force. Unless your scouts go nearer the navy-yard and Pensacola they cannot ascertain the facts.

ST. JNO. R. LIDDELL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

NEWBURG, ALA., March 17, 1865.

Brigadier General W. H. JACKSON,

West Point, Miss.:

GENERAL: With considerable difficulty I have succeeded in establishing the courier-line from Columbus, Miss., to Moulton, Ala., as far as