War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 1223 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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In view of the above, General Liddell directs that you hold your command in readiness for an assault at any moment.

Very respectfully, general, your obedient servant,

H. L. D. LEWIS,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF THE GULF, Numbers 99. Mobile, April 9, 1865.

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III. Captain C. H. Slocomb, Fifth Company Washington Artillery, is relieved from duty with Colonel M. Smith, and will report, with his company, to Major H. C. Semple for duty in his battalion light artillery.

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By command of Major General Dabney H. Maury:

GEO. G. GARNER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Mobile, Ala., April 9, 1865.

Captain SLOCOMB,

Commanding Fifth Company Washington Artillery:

CAPTAIN: You will proceed at once to take charge of four guns-one 12-pounder Napoleon from redan right of Battery G, with will be turned over to you by Colonel M. Smith, commanding right of line of defenses; one 12-pounder Napoleon from redan right Battery H, which will be turned over to you by Colonel C. A. Fuller, commanding left wing of defenses; two 3-inch rifles, now at ordnance depot, which will be furnished you upon application to Major H. Myers, chief ordnance officer. You will report to Major Semple, commanding light artillery battalion at Camp Beaulah, for horses, harness, &c.

By command of Major General D. H. Maury:

JNO. A. BROWN,

Colonel and Inspector of Artillery.

MERIDIAN, April 10, 1865.

Major-General MAURY,

Mobile, Ala.:

From my knowledge of General Taylor's plans, troops and stores must be moved in this direction. Considerable force accumulating at Vicksburg will move westward, probably end of the week.

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, April 10, 1865.

Major-General MAURY,

Mobile:

General Taylor directs if you have not already moved cavalry regiment to Claiborne, suspend the movement until further orders, and keep the regiment on west side of the bay.

E. SURGET,

Assistant Adjutant-General.