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HDQRS. EASTERN DIVISION, DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Blakely, March 31, 1865.

General MAURY,

Spanish Fort:

Colonel Armistead telegraphs from Bellville, via Greenville, 30th, that the enemy were in force at Pollard Sunday morning, and reported to have occupied Canoe Station Monday. He heard the enemy would turn toward Tensas and Blakely, which corroborates the statement of Mr. Thomas, operator at Perdido, which my adjutant telegraphed you.

ST. JNO. R. LIDDELL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

(Same to Colonel Garner, Mobile.)

MARCH 31, 1865.

Colonel GEORGE G. GARNER,

Chief of Staff, Mobile, Ala.:

Please send me by first opportunity 400 Beauregard screens for sharpshooters. I find them excellent.

R. L. GIBSON,

Brigadier-General.

MARCH 31, 1865.

General LIDDELL:

Enemy is erecting a battery of heavy guns in front of Battery McDermott (Numbers 2). Have fired a 64-pounder, and the artillery officers report also the Parrott battery in front of Battery Numbers 2. Enemy opened also thirteen guns on Battery Numbers 4, and have fired a Coehorn mortar on our left.

R. L. GIBSON,

Brigadier-General.

MARCH 31, 1865.

General LIDDELL,

Blakely:

I have the honor to report 6 killed and 26 wounded to-day.

GEO. NORTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

MARCH 31, 1865.

General LIDDELL,

Blakely:

All of General Holtzclaw's brigade has arrived.

R. L. GIBSON,

Brigadier-General.

MARCH 31, 1865.

Colonel GEORGE G. GARNER,

Chief of Staff:

Nothing but the usual skirmishing going on. Enemy at work on his parallels. I regret to announce the death of Colonel Burnet, who was killed on our line while making a reconnaissance with me.

R. L. GIBSON,

Brigadier-General.