War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 1245 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS MAURY'S DIVISION, No.-. Meridian, April 16, 1865.

All detachments belonging to French's division will report to Colonel D. Coleman, commanding Ector's brigade. All other detachments will report to Colonel F. L. Campbell, commanding Gibson's brigade.

By command of Brigadier-General Gibson:


Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, April 16, 1865.

Colonel SPENCE,


You must do your scouting with few flying scouts and keep your command less scattered.

By order of Lieutenant-General Taylor:


Assistant Adjutant-General.

POST DEMOPOLIS, April 16, 1865.

Captain W. F. BULLOCK, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Meridian, Miss.:

The following dispatch has just been received from Captain Harvey, commanding scouts, dated at Montgomery, 14th instant, 9 p. m.:

Enemy left here this evening, taking the road to Columbus. A portion of our prisoners were paroled; the remainder moved off. I charge into the town while the enemy were moving out; killed and captured about twenty. Enemy burnt part of his on leaving.

Colonel Fuller's command is moving. I have no information from scouts below here. Pilots and engineers are deserting and going down the river. I have sent orders below to stop every may in a small boat who has not my pass. Orders sent to General Jackson by special courier. Instructions sent to Commander Farrand.


Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Post.

[DEMOPOLIS, ALA., April 16, 1865.]

Captain W. F. BULLOCK, JR.,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Meridian, Miss.:

Major Ewening has a large quantity of stores here, unloaded from steamer Farrand, nearly 1,000,000 pounds, and a large quantity of tool, in transit from Meridian to this place. Shall he continue his work or put his stores ion boat? Surplus stores are being shipped. Fuller's command moving.


Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Post.