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of his pickets, and find out from them the facts as [to] their forces. The cavalry on the other side are reported to have repulsed the enemy. My disposition depends upon your prompt reports of facts.

ST. JNO. R. LIDDELL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. EASTERN DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 21, 1865-8.45 p. m.

Colonel SPENCE,

Commanding Cavalry, near Montrose:

Can you not possibly capture one of the enemy's pickets to find out the fore they have? If you cannot, make your preparations to drive them in to-morrow at daylight to see what they have.

ST. JNO. R. LIDDELL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. EASTERN DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF.

Blakely, March 21, 1865-2.30 p. m.

Colonel C. G. ARMSTEAD,

Canoe Station:

You are referred to your former orders as to the security of public property on the railroad. A column of the enemy's force landed on Fish River to move to Greenwood; one reported moving from Camp Withers; also one moving on Mobile from Cedar Point. As long as you have telegraph communication inform me promptly what is going [on].

Notify General Adams and General Taylor, as heretofore instructed.

ST. JNO. R. LIDDELL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS,

Canoe Station, March 21, 1865.

H. L. D. LEWIS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

Dispatch from Keyser just received says enemy were landing at Milton yesterday morning from four steamers, and had three more steamers coming up. They report that they have 1,000 cavalry and one battery of artillery there, and that their destination is Greenville; that 40,000 troops have gone out from Pensacola toward Pollard, and that heavy force has gone out from Choctawhatchee, and the three columns are to concentrate at Greenville.

C. G. ARMISTEAD,

Colonel, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS FORREST'S CAVALRY CORPS,

West Point, Miss., March 21, 1865.

Brigadier General A. BUFORD,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: In reply to your letter of the 19th instant, I am directed by the major-general commanding to say that he has already had two letters of instructions written you in regard to your relation to Brigadier