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once, and keep a scout on the road to Durant's. The general is at D'Olive's Creek and will soon engage the enemy, and wishes you to obey promptly the above orders, sending the same to Lieutenant Sibley.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. L. D. LEWIS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. EASTERN DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 25, 1865-8.25 p. m.

Colonel C. G. ARMISTEAD,

Commanding at Canoe Station:

Your dispatch received. As Clanton has been captured and your force so inadequate, you will look to the safety of all public property, keeping in the enemy's front and forming a junction with General Adams. The enemy are near the Village and will probably advance in the morning in force; therefore I cannot give you any assistance.

ST. JNO. R. LIDDELL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. EASTERN DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 25, 1865.

[Captain WINSTON:]

CAPTAIN: Your communication just received. The brigadier-general commanding directs me to say that you must not withdraw your scouts from Perdido.

I remain, captain, your obedient servant,

H. L. D. LEWIS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 25, 1865.

Lieutenant-General FORREST,

West Point:

Push forward Chalmers' brigades rapidly as possible to Selma. When delayed by damage done to the lines of communication, extend time of furloughed men a few days, indorsing reasons on furlough.

By order:

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 25, 1865.

Lieutenant-General FORREST,

West Point:

Let Jackson's division follow Chalmer's without delay. An officer should be sent on to Selma. See General D. W. Adams and have forage and rations prepared.

By order:

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.