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Direct the cavalry command at or near Montevallo in the name of Lieutenant-General Taylor to see that courier-line is established and kept up, the nearest practicable telegraph station east of Montgomery changing its terminus as advancement of telegraph repairs from this direction and enemy's movements from Montgomery many render expedient. You must invariably acknowledge receipt of dispatches, stating when and how you have forwarded them. Answer regarding these dispatches, and ilks those sent you yesterday for the President and General Cobb.

By order of Lieutenant-General Taylor:

W. F. BULLOCK, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS FORCES AT MERIDIAN, Numbers 1. April 15, 1865.

The attention of officers of all grades is called to the desertions taking place in some of the commands. This is a time when every officer should be vigilant and attentive to the wants of his men and exercise measures at once to prevent the worst of military crimes-desertion. A furlough of forty days will be granted any enlisted man who shall detect and aid to convict any one in the act of desertion.

By command of Brigadier-General Gibson:

GEO. NORTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, April 15, 1865.

Brigadier-General TUCKER,

Jackson:

Griffith's command must be moved up to join Ross' brigade at once. Select some good officer to take charge of affairs in district south of Hoimochitto till General Humphreys reaches there to take command Hold your troops well in hand to move at any moment in andy defection circumstances may require, keeping only such men detached as are necessary for pickets and scouts. Be prepared also to fully execute the minute instructions heretofore sent you at any time it may become necessary to so order you.

By command of Lieutenant-General Taylor:

W. F. BULLOCK, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, April 15, 1865.

Brigadier-General TUCKER,

Jackson, Miss.:

Where is Power's regiment? Instead of sending it to Gainesville send it by shortest practicable road to strike the Mobile and Ohio Railroad somewhere near Bucatunna or State Line Station. Answer immediately, stating when it will start, what road it will travel, and where and when it will reach railroad.

By order of Lieutenant-General Taylor:

W. F. BULLOCK, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.