War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 1156 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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MERIDIAN, March 25, 1865.

Brigadier General D. W. ADAMS,

Selma:

Directed by the lieutenant-general to say that Greenville is the point toward which all troops be pushed rapidly as possible.

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 25, 1865.

Brigadier General D. W. ADAMS,

Selma:

Take active and prompt measures to ascertain if main body of the enemy is moving toward Greenville or whether it will attack Mobile, and the force moving up is only cavalry. It is of the utmost importance to know this at once. Chalmer's and Jackson's divisions are ordered, via Finch's Ferry, to Selma. Have forage and rations ready.

By order:

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 25, 1865.

Governor T. H. WATTS,

Montgomery:

Enemy's main force evidently intend attacking Mobile from eastern side. The force about Evergreen can be only cavalry, and troops enough are on the march to whip it, as well as any force coming from the north.

R. TAYLOR,

Lieutenant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 25, 1865.

Major-General MAURY,

Mobile:

If satisfied that Steele's movements endanger Miles' position, withdraw him and the armament from the bluffs. Send the negroes to Demopolis, if not needed in Mobile. Report what disposition is made of the latter.

By order of, &c.:

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 26, 1865.

Major-General MAURY,

Mobile:

What is position of Clanton's and Armistead's commands? Are they cut off by the enemy from communication with Brigadier-Generals Adams and Buford? Answer fully.

By command of Lieutenant-General Taylor:

W. F. BULLOCK, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.