NA, DAMEL 5/25/1864

May 25th 1864
Maj. Genl. Lee
Columbus Miss
   Capt Henderson reports enemy left Holly Springs evening 23rd, passed through Byhalia yesterday evening 900 strong going towards Germantown. No wagons or artillery. Col Duckworth says scouts report 8 regiments to crossing Cold Water at Quinns Mill, also two boatloads at Commerce, thinks they intend raid on Miss & Tenn RR.
   Capt. Whitney, at Demopolis says, all cars there are under orders from you to carry troops to Selma, and can't start rations for Montevallo {Alabama & Mississippi Rivers RR} until Friday, unless orders are countermanded.
W. Elliott
Sent by telegram