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HDQRS. EASTERN DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 20, 1865.

Captain MORGAN,

Commanding Cavalry near Montrose:

The brigadier-general commanding directs that you send your scouts to the shore, and find out if the enemy are attempting to land, as soon as it becomes dark and the enemy cease firing. Find out if he has not landed at Point Clear. Keep your scouts well in his front, watching closely his every movement, and reporting promptly any information received. Keep scouts well toward Fish River, and be careful that the enemy does not move up in your rear. Save your telegraph material when the enemy advances upon you.

H. L. D. LEWIS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. EASTERN DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 20, 1865-2.15 p. m.

Captain MORGAN,

Commanding at Montrose:

Don't let the enemy come up the eastern shore or from Fish River without timely notifying these headquarters. Watch closely and don't allow yourself to be surprised. Give timely notice to Major Kimbell commanding the infantry near Hollywood.

H. L. D. LEWIS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. EASTERN DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 20, 1865-3.25 p. m.

Captain MORGAN,

Commanding at Montrose:

Have no artillery to send you for Point Clear. The enemy may be marching from Fish River, and are shelling to attract your attention. How many vessels are off Point Clear?

H. L. D. LEWIS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. EASTERN DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 20, 1865-6.30 p. m.

Captain MORGAN,

Commanding Cavalry near Montrose:

Cover your flank. Do not leave your present position. When the enemy commences shelling, retire; when he ceases, resume your former position. Look out for launches attempting to land and for the enemy coming up the eastern shore and from Fish River. Captain Morgan will send a copy of this to Major Kimbell at once by courier.

H. L. D. LEWIS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.