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HEADQUARTERS,

Spanish Fort, April 7, 1865-7.30 a. m.

General D. H. MAURY, MOBILE, Ala.:

I can't get along without subterra shell, hand-grenades, more negroes, a company of sappers and miners, a cutter or launch from the navy, two howitzers. The enemy made great progress yesterday and last night in his approaches. He will soon dig up to my main line at the rate he is advancing. Must do something to meet his night approaches.

R. L. GIBSON,

Brigadier-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Spanish Fort, April 7, 1865-9 p. m.

Casualties of to-day, 6 killed and 23 wounded.

R. L. GIBSON,

Brigadier-General.

(Same to Brigadier-General Liddell.)

HEADQUARTERS FORT,

April 7, 1865.

Captain SLOCOMB:

The general commanding directs that if you have your mortar in position and guns ready for action, open with your mortars, commencing on your right. Fire leisurely. Throw your shells beyond our lines into the enemy's picket-line. If you think this firing will seriously retard the mounting of 8-inch gun make your statement in whiting. If everything is ready commence now with mortars.

By ordered Colonel I. W. Patton:

M. H. MARKS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, April 7, 1865.

Captain Thornton,

Post Quartermaster, Gainesville:

General Wirt Adams left Columbus on morning of 5th instant for Greensborough via Pickensville and Eutaw. Send a special courier immediately to find him with the information that the enemy moved from Tuscaloosa on the 5th toward Pickensville, 1,200 strong. He must meet and fight this column if possible.

By order:

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, April 7, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel McCOLLUM, Columbus, Miss.:

Direct Captain Bowie to follow his command. Henderson's scouts report enemy left Tuscaloosa 11 a. m. on the 5th and moved in direction of Pickensville. Use every effort to ascertain his where abouts if west of the Warrior River.

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.