War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 1170 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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MERIDIAN, March 28, 1865.

Brigadier General D. W. ADAMS, Selma:

Forrest is moving by way of Finch's Ferry. Kentucky brigade will strike enemy's rear from Tuscaloosa. Take steps to keep General Forrest advised of whereabouts of Armstrong's and Starke's brigades. Impress upon General Buford the importance of gaining early and most accurate information of enemy's movements, and if possible he must get into communication with Colonel Miles, at Choctaw Bluff, and advise him promptly of any attempt of enemy to turn his position.

By order:

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 28, 1865.

Brigadier General D. W. ADAMS, Selma:

Armstrong will his brigade should be by this time between Finch's Ferry and Selma. If you deem it necessary deflect him, by order of the lieutenant-general commanding, northward to meet the force from Jasper.

By order:

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 28, 1865.

Brigadier General D. W. ADAMS, Selma:

Keep Roddey at Selma till further orders. As already advised, the movement in North Alabama has ben anticipated by the orders issued to Forrest.

By order:

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 28, 1865.

Brigadier General D. W. ADAMS, Selma:

Use Roddey in impeding the enemy until Forrest comes up, but do not break down his horses. Use the railroad in moving him if practicable. Take measures in time to prevent the loss of any cars or engines on that road. Where is General Lyon? He should be this time by in front of the enemy. What is Armistead's position? General Taylor will leave for Selma to-morrow.

By order:

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, March 28, 1865.

Brigadier General D. W. ADAMS, Selma:

Eleven hundred stand of arms have been sent to Selma in last two days. Presume this will cover all wants.

By order:

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.