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HEADQUARTERS,

Near Sibley's, March 26, 1865-12.30 p. m.

General MAURY:

Your dispatch received whilst engaged placing troops in position at this place. The enemy is at Cyrus Sibley's Mills, and halted just now. He made too wide a circuit for me to concentrate the command on him. General Gibson was at D'Olive's Creek, and another column was reported moving in that direction. I have not heard from General Gibson since reaching this point. C. Sibley's Mills is four miles distant.

ST. JNO. R. LIDDELL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. EASTERN DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 26, 1865-7 p. m.

General MAURY,

Mobile:

The enemy have not moved since my last report. Scouts give information that the enemy is endeavoring to throw a bridge across Bay Minette Creek, some three miles below Sibley's. Have received no information from Spanish Fort as to enemy.

ST. JNO. R. LIDDELL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. EASTERN DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 26, 1865.

General GIBSON,

Spanish Fort:

Some of our cavalry are cut off between Spanish Fort and Bay Minette. The enemy are advancing by Sibley's Mills. If the come by you, keep them at Spanish Fort.

ST. JNO. R. LIDDELL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. EASTERN DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 26, 1865.

General GIBSON,

Sibley's Mills:

Enemy stopped four miles from this point. What is in your front?

ST. JNO. R. LIDDELL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FORCES AT SPANISH FORT, Numbers 1.

March 26, 1865.

I. Dr. J. S. Holt, of Gibson's brigade, is hereby announced as chief surgeon of this command, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Brigadier-General Gibson:

GEO. NORTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.