ile and its vicinity:
The calamity which has befallen our arms at Vicksburg has a peculiar significance for you. Mobile may be attacked within a very short time, and we must make every preparation for its successful defence.
All able-bodied men within the limits of the city and county must at once organize into companies, and report for duty in defence of this position.
Owners of able-bodied slaves are urged to send them immediately to work on the fortifications.
Slaughter will receive the reports of the companies which may be organized, have arms issued to such as have none give orders for their instruction, and assign them to their stations.
Reports of slaves for labor on the defences may be made to Brig-Gen. Leadbetter, who has made arrangements for their good treatment while in his employ. Dabney H. Maury, Maj. Gen.
We take the following paragraphs from the last orders of Gen. Maury:
Conscript officers are informed that under a rec