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man heart and soul with the South in their gallant struggle for independence.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. M. BAIRD,

Colonel, Commanding Fourth Regiment Arizona Brigade.

PORT HUDSON, May 6, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

Your dispatch in cipher is not understood. Send it again, and better send a courier from Brookhaven with duplicate.

FRANK. GARDNER,

Major-General.

PORT HUDSON, May 6, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

Gregg's division ought to reach Brookhaven next Thursday or Friday

FRANK. GARDNER,

Major-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS, No. 128.

Port Hudson, La., May 6, 1863.

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II. Brigadier General S. B. Maxey, with his brigade, except the Watson Battery, will proceed to Jackson, Miss., via Clinton and Osyka, La., with as little delay as practicable.

III. Col. Alexander J. Brown, with his command, will proceed to the nearest point of the Osyka road and remain until Brigadier General S. B. Maxey arrives, when he will report to him. Colonel Brown will move without delay.

IV. Col. W. R. Miles, with his Legion (except his Parrott gun and detachment with it), will proceed without delay to Jackson, Miss., via Clinton and Osyka, La., cavalry included.

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VI. Captain Cage, with his company of cavalry, will proceed to Clinton, La., on the move to Jackson, Miss., and report to Major General Frank. Gardner with as little delay as practicable.

VII. Captain Stockdale, with his company of cavalry, will proceed to Clinton, La., on the move to Jackson, Miss., and report to Major General Frank. Gardner, with as little delay as practicable.

VIII. Col. J. M. Simonton will proceed to this place with his whole command (cavalry excepted) with as little delay as practicable.

By command of Major General Frank. Gardner:

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Assistant Adjutant-General.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT,

Montgomery, Ala., May 6, 1863.

Hon. JAMES A. SENDON,

Secretary of War, Richmond:

SIR: I telegraphed you to-day that the citizens of Mobile desired the