War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 1229 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS FORREST'S CAVALRY CORPS,

Gainesville, Ala., April 12, 1865.

Brigadier General W. H. Jackson:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding instructs me to say that you will halt your command at or near Greensborough, where you can supply yourself within forage. You will send your wagon train unloaded to this place with your ordnance officer to procure 100 rounds of ammunition per men, and 400 rounds of artillery ammunition for each piece. You are authorized to take command of Brigadier-General Roddey's command and other straggling forces you may meet with. You will send out a scout to Montevallo and keep open communication with Talladega. Harvey's scouts you will send after Major-General Wilson, follow him, learn what he is doing, and make prompt report to these headquarters. Captains harvey an Henderson are authorized to exchange by impressment, if necessary, all horses which may be needed to properly remount their respective commands. You yourself are authorized to use the same right of impressment for your command. You will unload your entire train and send it here for ammunition and commissary stores. All these exchanges by impressment must be done under the supervision of a commissioned officer.

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

J. P. STRANGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

P. S.-You will find inclosed copy of instructions to Brigadier-General Strake as information. Captains Harvey and Henderson have been telegraphed, at Marion Junction, to carry out these instructions. You will send all Captain Harvey's men to him. He (Captain harvey) will telegraph both the lieutenant-general commanding and Lieutenant-General Taylor. You will find inclosed copy of Lieutenant-General Taylor's telegraph dispatch,* which may more fully explain to you these orders, &c.

J. P. S.

[Inclosure.]

HEADQUARTERS FORREST'S CAVALRY CORPS,

Gainesville, Ala., April 12, 1865.

Brigadier General P. B. STARKE:

GENERAL: I am instructed by the lieutenant-general commanding to say that you will halt your command at Eutaw if you have crossed the river. If you have not crossed the river you will halt your command wherever you can supply yourself with forage. You will send your ordnance officer here and procure 100 rounds of ammunition per man and 400 rounds of artillery ammunition for each piece. You are also instructed to send a vigilant scout to Tuscaloosa, and if you find Croxton you will at once move with your brigade and drive him away. You will send your wagon train here unloaded to procure and carry your ammunition. You are also authorized to exchange by impressment horses and mules to remount your command or to fit up your train if you find it necessary. if you need any arms you will make requisitions for them.

J. P. STRANGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

P. S.-All exchanges by impressments, unserviceable stocks for serviceable stock, must be done under the supervision of an officer.

J. P. S.

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* See next, ante.

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