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GRENADA, December 4, 1862.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Chattanooga:

I shall be in position behind the Yalabusha to-morrow. The advance is 3 miles off.

Will write by courier at large.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., December 4, 1862.

Colonel J. GORGAS,

Chief of Ordnance, Richmond:

From a dispatch just received from the Adjutant-General I think General Pemberton's suggestion should be adopted. I do not know the condition of things so well as the President.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN. December 4, 1862.

General BRAGG,

Tullahoma:

The enemy is advancing on General Pemberton, who is falling back. Can you delay the advance by throwing cavalry on enemy's rear? I will join you to-morrow.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

[Indorsement.]

This dispatch was not received by General Bragg, who took the measure suggested upon intelligence given him by Lieutenant-General Pemberton.

J. E. J.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., December 4, 1862.

General COOPER,

Richmond:

The map convinces me that General Holmes' troops can re-enforce sooner than General Bragg's. Urge him again to press his troops forward. I shall be with Bragg as soon as possible, which will be to-morrow.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

CHATTANOOGA, TENN., December 4, 1862.

General S. COOPER,

Richmond:

I have only the cipher the President established with me last spring. I have no signal officer; shall know to-morrow if General Bragg has. I telegraphed General Pemberton this morning via Jackson, but have no reply. The march of Bragg's troops to Pemberton's present position would require several weeks.

J. E. JOHNSTON.