OR, Series 1, Vol. 49, Part 1, Page 1023

Meridian, March 2, 1865
General D. W. Adams
Selma, Ala.
(If gone to Montgomery, forward)
   Following just received. Send it on to General Cobb:
Roddey's scouts report on 23d from near Huntsville, Fourth Army Corps moving toward Chattanooga. Cavalry gone same point. Intend to make raid through Alabama, coming through Will's Valley.
   Ascertain how long it will take to move the engines from the Montgomery and Mobile Road {the Alabama & Florida (of Alabama) and the Mobile & Great Northern RR} to Columbus, Ga., and have preparations secretly made to do it if it becomes necessary.
By order of Lieutenant-General Taylor:
F. Surget
Assistant Adjutant-General