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the assistant adjutant-general's office of any instances of failure to comply with this order.

By command of Lieutenant-General Taylor:

E. SURGET,

Lieutenant-Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General.

CIRCULAR.] HDQRS. DEPT. OF ALA., MISS., AND E. LA., ENGINEER OFFICE,

Meridian, Miss., April 19, 1865.

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The undersigned hereby reassumes control of all engineer operations in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana as chief engineer. All reports required by regulations and existing orders will be furnished promptly to this office by officers in charge of independent operations. The following officers are announced as assistants to the chief engineer: Captain W. J. Morris, assistant chief engineer, in especial charge of topographical department; Second Lieutenant S. C. Cooke, acting adjutant, engineer service, Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana; and Acting Lieutenant W. J. Gazzan, assistant adjutant. All orders and communications signed by these officers will be recognized as official.

SAM'L H. LOCKETT,

Colonel and Chief Engineer, Dept. of Ala., Miss., and East La.

DEMOPOLIS, April 19, 1865.

Captain W. F. BULLOCK, Jr.,

Assistant Adjutant-General Meridian, Miss.:

Courier sent last night to Ferguson's cavalry with order to report at Selma. Will give strength of command, &c., on his return. Five hundred sacks corn gone to Harrell's Cross-Road to day for their use. Will have to be hauled from there to Selma. No news from scouts below here.

S. JONES,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Post.

DEMOPOLIS, ALA., April 19, 1865.

Colonel Y. L. ROYSTON,

Commanding Post, Selma, Ala.:

About 200 of Ferguson's cavalry have been ordered to report to you for duty from Dayton. Five hundred sacks corn will be sent from here to Harrell's Cross-Roads for their use. From there it will have to be transported to Selma by your assistant quartermaster. I have had no requisition from you for rations. All quiet below here.

S. JONES,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Post.

HDQRS. GEORGIA RESERVES AND MIL. DIST. OF GEORGIA,

Macon, Ga., April 19, 1865.

Major General SAM. JONES,

Commanding, &c., Tallahassee, Fla.:

GENERAL: I presume you are aware of the fall of Columbus on Sunday night, after hard fight. The movements of the enemy since are