MERIDIAN, March 23, 1865.
Enemy moving up from Pensacola. General Adams has been ordered to move Buford at once to Greenville. Send him any instructions you may have to give. Start all troops farthest east, and ready, at once for Greenville, via Selma, where there is pontoon. If it will facilitate the movement send heavy baggage by river. General Taylor will be at your headquarters to-morrow evening.
HEADQUARTERS FORREST'S CAVALRY CORPS,
West Point, March 23, 1865.
GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that your order General Armstrong with his brigade and Hudson's battery to move on the morning of the 25th instant to Selma, via Finch's Ferry, carrying with them 80 rounds small-arms ammunition to the man and 250 rounds artillery ammunition to the piece. If you prefer, send ammunition and heavy stores by boat to Demopolis, thence to Selma by railroad. General Armstrong will send forward courier upon his approach to Selma, notifying the lieutenant-general at this place of time of his arrival at that place, so that further orders can be sent him from these headquarters at that point. He will find a pontoon bridge at Selma. All of your baggage which cannot be moved when you march (including Armstrong's) you will store in boxes in good houses or shelters on Tombigbee River. This refers to stores, baggage, &c., as published in General Orders, Numbers 104, from these headquarters.
I am, general, your obedient servant,
J. P. STRANGE,
PICKENSVILLE, ALA., March 23, 1865.
Brigadier General W. ADAMS,
Hold your command in readiness to move, with five days' rations.
J. R. CHALMERS,
MERIDIAN, March 24, 1865.
Up to this hour no news of enemy's movements to-day.