War of the Rebellion: Serial 104 Page 1259 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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DEMOPOLIS, ALA., April 23, 1865.

Lieutenant-General FORREST,

Meridian, Miss.:

Your order for General Jackson received at 10 last night. I sent courier with it to Greensborough. They will have to cross by steamboats, as there are not sufficient pontoons.

S. JONES,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Post.

DEMOPOLIS, April 23, 1865.

Major D. WINTTER,

Gainesville:

Captain Morris reports that there are not sufficient pontoons to pass Jackson's command; consequently steam-boats will have to be used.

S. JONES,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Post.

DEMOPOLIS, April 23, 1865.

Colonel Y. L. ROYSTON,

Commanding Post, Selma:

I am ordered to open communication by couriers to Elm Bluff. Have you a line established? Answer.

S. JONES,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Post.

DEMOPOLIS, April 23, 1865.

Lieutenant GEORGE MARSHALL,

Suggsville, Ala.:

LIEUTENANT: Your communication of yesterday is at hand, for which I thank you. Lieutenant-General Forrest is now with me and desires that you will very vigilantly scout the river as low down as the junction of the two rivers, and keep a bright lookout-for the boats of the enemy, as it is through they may now be moving up. Horseflesh must not be spared day or night in sending the speediest information to this post of any discoveries that may be made. Get information of all movements by land as well as by the river, and keep your scouts busily employed. Early and reliable information is all-important at this time.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. JONES,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding Post.

BILBOW'S CREEK, April 23, 1865.

[Colonel SPENCE:]

COLONEL: Have picketed Saint Stephen's road to-day at Rush's Bridge; no enemy until 1 o'clock; this evening small body of cavalry made their appearance on Bilbow's Creek near the bridge above mentioned. Large body of cavalry encamped last night on Bilbow's Creek, about one miles and a half below said bridge. Will post you as