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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FORCES AT SPANISH FORT, Numbers 2.

March 28, 1865.

I. Lieutenant A. G. Clark, Twentieth Louisiana Regiment, is hereby announced as commandant of the post at Spanish Fort. He will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of Brigadier-General Gibson:

C. EUSTIS,

Lieutenant and Aide-de-Camp.

MERIDIAN, March 28, 1865.

POST COMMANDER,

Columbus, Miss.:

Send the following, via Finch's Ferry, to overtake General Forrest: General Dan. Adams reports the enemy 2,500 strong yesterday noon at Democrat, twenty-three miles from Elyton; another column moving on Tuscaloosa.

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 28, 1865.

Lieutenant-General FORREST,

Columbus, Miss.:

General Adams reports enemy camped at Jasper on night of 26th, three divisions, under Wilson, with artillery; destination Elyton and Montevallo. Roddey will be sent to impede him until you get up. If necessary, Armstrong will also be deflected to assist. If General Forrest has left, operator will hand this to post commander to be sent after him by special courier immediately.

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 28, 1865.

Lieutenant-General FORREST,

West Point:

General Dan. Adams' scouts report enemy moving on Tuscaloosa. Force estimated at 5,000.

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 28, 1865.

Brigadier General D. W. ADAMS,

Selma:

Armistead reports enemy with cavalry, infantry, and artillery moving up; Steele in command; objective point Montgomery or Claiborne. Armistead will move up the Escambia and keep in his front. Major Ewing was ordered yesterday to turn over any additional mules absolutely needed for Forrest's cavalry.

By order:

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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