Ferry will have to go the same road by way of Bridgeport to a point a little south of Lanier's Mill, where the roads diverge. One will have a signboard "Tuscaloosa;" the other a signboard "Pleasant Ridge, Clinton, Eutaw." The road to Tuscaloosa, then, will have the mark X on the trees. The road to Finch's Ferry will have the trees marked X. I have sent a courier to Major Winter informing him that General Forrest wishes the pontoon bridge put across the Warrior River when the water falls at Finch's Ferry.
I am, &c.,
W. O. FLYNN,
Lieutenant and Engineer in Charge.
WEST POINT, MISS., March 18, 1865.
Order all Mississippi cavalry you have around Jackson, Vicksburg, and elsewhere on outpost duty to report at Macon, Miss. Send officer to have their transportation brought. Also General Starke telegraphs that Major Mims is at Clinton with fourteenth wagons belonging to Mabry's brigade awaiting orders. Why don't he bring wagons over? What Clinton does Starke allude to?
N. B. FORREST,
SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. CHALMERS' DIVISION OF CAVALRY, Numbers 39.
Pickensville, Ala., March 18, 1865.
I. In obedience to Special Orders, Numbers --, from headquarters District of Mississippi, East Louisiana, and West Tennessee, dated West Point, March 17, 1865, the Eighth Regiment Confederate Cavalry is relieved from duty with Armstrong's brigade, and will proceed at once, under command of the senior officer present, to report to its proper brigade.
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By order of Brigadier-General Chalmers:
W. A. GOODMAN,
PICKENSVILLE, ALA., March 18, 1865.
COMMANDANT OF POST,
Order all Mississippi cavalry on outpost duty around Jackson and Vicksburg and vicinity to report immediately at Macon, Miss.
JAS. R. CHALMERS,
HDQRS. CHALMERS' DIV. CAVALRY, FORREST'S CORPS,
Pikcensville, March 18, 1865.
Brigadier General F. C. ARMSTRONG:
GENERAL: You will prepare the detachment of the Eighth Confederate Cavalry (Colonel Wade) to march to-morrow morning, 7 o'clock, with four days' cooked rations to join the remainder of their regiment in South Carolina. You will retain the wagons and cooking utensils