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HDQRS. EASTERN DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 20, 1865-7.10 p. m.

Captain J. V. TUTT,

Commanding at Greenwood:

It is believed that the enemy are landing on the eastern shore. A part of the cavalry must be detached to meet this. Ascertain whether they are coming up the eastern shore and by the road to Greenwood. Co-operate with Colonel Spence.

ST. JNO. R. LIDDELL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. EASTERN DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 20, 1865-11.15 p. m.

Captain TUTT,

Commanding at Greenwood:

Draw in your pickets and go forward early in the morning to meet the enemy, skirmishing with him. If the enemy presses you, order your transportation and supplies to this place.

H. L. D. LEWIS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. EASTERN DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 20, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel SPENCE:

COLONEL: Your dispatch has been received. General Liddell directs that you scout on both sides of Fish River and the eastern shore to find the enemy, who is reported to be landing troops on the eastern shore, and in the vicinity of the mouth of Fish River. when you know the facts you will oppose the enemy, and if he has sent a portion of his command to Greenwood place Captain Tutt in his front with what command he has there.

Very respectfully, colonel, your obedient servant,

H. L. D. LEWIS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. EASTERN DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 20, 1865.

Major KIMBELL,

Thirty-second and Fifty-eighth Alabama, Hollywood:

(Through General Holtzclaw, who will please forward at once.)

MAJOR: I am directed by the general commanding that from all information received the enemy are preparing to make a move upon us from Magnolia and up the eastern shore. You will hold your command in readiness to skirmish with him, and if you are pressed fall back to Spanish Fort. Do not allow yourself to be surprised.

Very respectfully, major, your obedient servant,

H. L. D. LEWIS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.