War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 1241 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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MERIDIAN, April 15, 1865.

Colonel SPENCE,

Citronelle:

Your should be able to get information from Colonel Miles, per courier line, and must send a few scouts to watch along the Tombigbee. They will report to you regularly, sending reports by the courier-line already established. It is important we should hear from them daily, if only ot know enemy has not made his appearance on the river.

By order of Lieutenant-General Taylor:

W. F. BULLOCK, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

APRIL 15, 1865.

COLONEL: I send by Captain Murrell a dispatch for Surget or General Taylor, which I wish you would forward for me. There is little doubt that the enemy are in force (3,000 cavalry) at Jackson. Colonel Lankford sent a courier to turn me back. I learn Brooks is on the road west of the railroad-at all events I thinks you left flank safe. I am en route for Demopolis.

D. H. MAURY.

MERIDIAN, April 15, 1865.

Colonel P. B. SPENCE,

Citronelle:

Colonel Miles having withdrawn his force from Oven Bluff you will withdraw courier-line from State Line Station and order the officer commanding same to return to Meridian with his men. Have ordered powers' regiment to re-enforce you.

By order of Lieutenant-General Taylor:

W. F. BULLOCK, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, April 15, 1865.

Lieutenant-Colonel SPENCE,

Citronelle:

Colonel Miles has left Choctaw and will reach Demopolis to-night You must have flying scouts to the Tombigbee River and report promptly all movements on that stream.

By order of Lieutenant-General Taylor:

W. F. BULLOCK, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

DEMOPOLIS, April 15, 1865.

Captain W. F. BULLOCK, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Meridian:

Colonel Miles arrived short time since. Left couriers at Jackson with directions to remain there and scout the country until driven or ordered away. They were ordered to communicate by line of couriers established by Lieutenant Shepherd to State Line Station. Scouts are sent to both rivers, but no communication yet received from Choctaw