War of the Rebellion: Serial 025 Page 0770 WEST TENN. AND NORTHERN MISS. Chapter XXIX.

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JACKSON, November 29, 1862.

Major General STERLING PRICE,

Abbeville, Miss.:

Telegraph me immediately how much small-arm ammunition and the caliber you need to make 100 rounds per man; also what amount of field ammunition you require.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

JACKSON, November 29, 1862.

General VAN DORN,

Abbeville:

General Holmes tells General Blanchard to "Telegraph General Pemberton a large number of troops on transports at Helena; destination supposed to be Arkansas Post or Vicksburg." Undoubtedly Vicksburg.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

JACKSON, November 29, 1862.

Colonel J. GORGAS,

Chief of Ordnance, Richmond, Va.:

It is my opinion that the machinery and ordnance stores at the Briar field Arsenal, Columbus, should be removed to the interior, as I have no force to meet the enemy on my right.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

JACKSON, November 29, 1862.

General MARTIN L. SMITH,

Vicksburg:

Headquarters of department are temporarily removed to Oxford, Miss. Will leave for that place this evening.

J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, November 29, 1862.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON,

Jackson, Miss.:

Edward D. First, superintendent of railroad, telegraphs from Yocona that he has your orders to military officers to seize the trains and run them with no notice to him. It is not expedient to take military possession of the road. Assurances are given the employ the whole power of the road for military purposes. Fulfill the Ruggles contract, and act in the view indicated in your letter of 19th.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.