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HDQRS. EASTERN DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 27, 1865.

General GIBSON,

Spanish Fort:

Enemy's efforts will be persistent on your flanks. You will have to work hard to-night to be ready for him to-morrow. Has he attempted to assault to-day? Have you any casualties?

ST. JNO. R. LIDDELL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

MARCH 27, 1865.

General LIDDELL:

I have had not less than thirty casualties. No assaults in column, but several heavy lines of skirmishers have advanced. We have much work to do and but few tools. I would suggest that you send another brigade with tools to assist to complete the works, so that everything may be ready in case of an assault. The boys are worn down already.

R. L. GIBSON,

Brigadier-General.

MARCH 27, 1865.

General LIDDELL:

After closer examination I concluded not to attack.

R. L. GIBSON,

Brigadier-General.

MERIDIAN, March 27, 1865.

Lieutenant-General FORREST,

West Point:

General Wirt Adams will need at least a section of artillery. Can you furnish him? If not it must be sent at once from elsewhere. Answer immediately.

By order:

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 27, 1865.

Lieutenant-General FORREST,

West Point:

The lieutenant-general commanding asks answer to dispatch of yesterday about furnishing General Wirt Adams with artillery. The Reserves are now being inspected and will be sent to General Adams. General Taylor will leave for Selma to-morrow or next day, according to the news from Mobile.

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 27, 1865.

Lieutenant-General FORREST,

West Point:

Generals Adams and Roddey are still of opinion that it is a large and well-equipped cavalry force moving from North Alabama. If you have