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says Holly Springs is reoccupied by the enemy and that General Sherman has 25,000 men at Grand Junction.


Brigadier-General, C. S. Army.

TUPELO, MISS., June 22, 1862.

General RUGGLES:

General Van Dorn, who relieves General Lovell, is authorized to call for assistance from the force sent to Oxford to defend Vicksburg or Cantion. You will clear out the depots at Grenada as soon as possible.


GRENADA, MISS., June 22, 1862.

Brigadier-General VAN DORN,

Jackson, Miss.:

Dispatch received; General Brackinridge's corps not heard from cannot hear of it; transportation and rations ordered. My armed force, 2,000 men, under General Villepigue, at Tallahatchie Bridge; one unarmed and one half-armed regiments, by orders from General Bragg. The enemy advancing on Panola, and I am trying to send a force to meet and impede him.




In Command of Troops in vicinity of Grenada, Miss.:

SIR: Just before leaving Tupelo I was authorized to order any portion of your command, including the corps of General Breckinridge, to the department for temporary service should circumstances render it necessary. S powerful fleet with transports and about 10,000 men are now under sail for Vicksburg. You will therefore please order down without delay 6,000 men, under a suitable officers, to report to me at Vicksburg. Send with them ten days' rations. It is presumed that the enemy will reach Vicksburg on Tuesday next. You will therefore take measures to have the command your order reach me at Vicksburg at the earliest possible moment.

I have the honor to be, respectfully, yours, &c.,,



June 22, 1862-a. m.

Brigadier General DANIEL BUGGLES, C. S. A.,

SIR: I received last night your letter of the 20th, with copy of General Thompson's report. If the expedition of General Wallace ascends the Yazoo within the next few I fear the Arkansas may not