War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 1224 KY., S. W. VA., TENN., N. & C. GA., MISS., ALA., & W. FLA.

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HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF THE GULF,

Mobile, Ala., April 10, 1865.

Colonel P. B. SPENCE:

(Through Brigadier General R. L. Gibson.)

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that you will keep your pickets on every route by which the enemy may come. Will oppose his advance upon the city and retard it as long as possible. Tobin's battery will be under your orders. When you can no longer check the enemy you will not remain with your command in the city, but will move to such position as to clover the railroad and the Tombigbee River, observing enemy and communicating with Colonel Miles and with department headquarters. You will at once have supplies placed for your command at suitable points on the railroad or Tombigbee River above here.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

GEO. G. GARNER,

Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FORREST'S CAVALRY CORPS,

Marion Junction, April 10, 1865-3.30 p. m.

Colonel T. H. LOGWOOD:

COLONEL: The lieutenant-general directs that if you find the enemy have all left Selma, that you will withdrawn everything from Cahawba below and up the river as high as the bridge, and move back early in the morning and join your brigade at Hamburg.

Respectfully,

J. P. STRANGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FORREST'S CAVALRY CORPS,

Marion Junction, April 10, 1865-4 p. m.

Brigadier General W. H. JACKSON,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general directs that you move with your entire command to-morrow at 12 m., following General Strake in the direction of Gainesville. You will leave one company on the line of the railroad to remain three or four days to scout and then to follow, and will also have fort or five men to remain with Captain Hull (your telegraph operator) to convey dispatches. Captain Hull will remain three or four days, until relieved. You will withdraw all your forces except the one company, moving as directed by way of Greensborough in direction of Gainesville. Inclosed you will find copy of an order* sent Colonel Logwood.

J. P. STRANGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FORREST'S CAVALRY CORPS,

Marion Junction, April 10, 1865-5 p. m.

Brigadier-General JACKSON,

Commanding Cavalry:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you will move with everything here except one company, which you will leave

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