Starke's Brig., Chalmers' Div., arrived at Livingston about April 22, 1865. Maury's command reached Cuba Station from Meridian, Miss., about April 24.
Maj. Gen. Dabney Herndon Maury
"By General Taylor's orders, I moved the troops to Cuba Station, refitted the transportation and field batteries, and made ready to march across and join General Joseph E. Johnston in Carolina. The tidings of Lee's surrender soon came, then of the capture of the President of the Confederacy. But under all these sad and depressing trials, the little army of Mobile remained steadfastly together, and in perfect order and discipline awaited the final issue of events… After reaching their encampment near Cuba, they preserved the dignity of brave and devoted men who had staked all and lost all save honor. Every night they assembled around the camp-fires of their generals and called for tidings from the army of the Confederacy and from their President. After receiving all of the information we could impart, they would give us "three cheers," and return to their bivouacs. I think there was no day on which they would not have attacked and beaten a superior force of the enemy."
"The Defense of Mobile in 1865," Southern Historical Society Papers, Vol. III, No. 1, January 1877
Brig. Gen. C.C. Andrews:
"Tuesday, May 2, 1865... A man who came in this morning and who left Meridian Sunday night, reports that Dick Taylor was there and that it was reported he had offered to surrender his department to General Canby and that the offer was accepted. He reports that Forrest, with 3,000 men, is at Gainesville, and that Maury's forces, numbering about 4,000, are at Cuba Station."
Selma, 3 p.m., May 1, 1865, OR: Vol. 49, Chap. 61, Part 2, Page 577
Chas. W. Anderson, A.D.C. [Lieut. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest] to Brig. Gen. W.H. Jackson
"Cross the Bigbee here and select you a camp in the neighborhood of Livingston, or between that and Gainesville, where you can get forage, so as to be in supporting distance of Generals Adams and Starke, who are near Livingston."
Bragg's Bluff, 6 p.m., April 24, 1865, OR Vol. 49, Chap. 61, Part 2, Page 1261