VICKSBURG, November 29, 1862.
Captain W. O. KEY,
Post Quartermaster, Vicksburg:
SIR: I will be compelled to have wagons and trains for the transportation of stores now accumulating here on the river bank to the ware-houses prepared for them in the rear, and will have to urge upon you the importance of giving me all the aid you can at once, and also suggest that you procure teams and harness for the wagons now idle, so that they can be made available. This is a matter of great moment to the Government, and as I cannot move a thing from the river until I get transportation you will please give it your immediate attention. I have no doubt that a proper man of activity and energy were sent into the country from 10 to 50 miles from here a sufficient number of plantation wagons might be had here in a very short time.
T. B. REED,
Major and Commissary of Subsistence.
ABBEVILLE, November 29, 1862.
Major J. R. WADDY,
Enemy 5 miles north of river; encamped for the night. Skirmishing all day with our cavalry. All have concentrated at Waterford. May attack in the morning. Reported that only about 12,000 or 15,000 of the enemy in our front.
M. M. KIMMEL,
Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.
MURFREESBOROUGH, November 29, 1862. (Received December 1, 1862.)
Have sent a strong brigade to Meridian subject to your orders. It will support both Vicksburg and Mobile when necessary. One thousand men on way from here to join you. Please let me know your forces and how disposed.
SALTILLO, November 29, 1862.
No enemy at Rienzi and Danville, and force much smaller at Corinth than at any time before. Information from beyond Corinth indefinite; citizens there say 12,000 or 15,000 went on Humboldt and Ohio road to State Line and thence on Edgefield and Kentucky road to Nashville.
C. R. BARTEAU.
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