War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 1159 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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rolling-stock is below there? Buford must concentrate his command as far south toward Greenville as possible, opening communication and uniting with Armistead, scouting with only the number necessary to obtain accurate and early information, and hold his whole force in hand to check enemy's advance toward Montgomery or Claiborne, as circumstances may require. Unless he concentrates he will be beaten in detail.

By command of Lieutenant-General Taylor:

W. F. BULLOCK, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 26, 1865.

Brigadier General D. W. ADAMS,

Selma:

It is expected that the march of Jackson, who follows Lyon, will meet and defeat the enemy reported by Captain Harvey as advancing from Moulton and Russellville.

By order of Lieutenant-General Taylor:

W. F. BULLOCK, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 26, 1865.

Brigadier General D. W. ADAMS,

Selma:

General Maury reports portion of enemy's force under Steele apparently moving to Claiborne.

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 26, 1865.

Brigadier General D. W. ADAMS,

Selma:

General Buford should be sent to the front, but direct him not to engage any force which he cannot handle before the re-enforcements arrive. State in your next what point Armistead reports from. The lieutenant-general commanding will be at Selma Tuesday.

By order:

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.