OR, Series 1, Vol. 49, Part 1, Page 505

Headquarters District of Alabama
Temporarily at Tuskegee
April 13, 1865
Major W. F. Bullock
Assistant Adjutant-General
   I have the honor to report that the enemy advanced in force on Montgomery on Tuesday evening last, the 11th instant, and after a consultation on our part it was deemed advisable to evacuate the place, which was done that night, and the enemy took possession of the city the next morning at 8 o'clock. The civil authorities surrendered the city to them. Our forces fell back on the Columbus road, and the enemy followed us as far as Line Creek, twenty miles from this place, where they camped last night. All the Government stores were removed from Montgomery, also the transportation. Almost all the cotton was burned and the whisky destroyed before the evacuation. Brigadier-General Buford, with the small force of cavalry, is still confronting the enemy at Line Creek. The railroad trains were all removed from Montgomery, and the steamboats were sent up the Tallapoosa River near Cole's Station, where they are being unloaded. Positive instructions have been given to have the boats burned should it become necessary to prevent their falling into the hands of the enemy. Your communication of the 9th was received by me and answered on the 11th instant. In conformity with the instructions therein contained I have sent the infantry by rail to Columbus, Ga. {on the Montgomery & West Point RR}, and will fall back slowly to that place with the cavalry, with Brigadier-General Buford in immediate command.
I am, very respectfully
Dan'l W. Adams