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artillery. The roads are horrible. I may reach Tatum's Station. Maury's division will get in; Lovell's corps doubtful. In the fight this evening we lost about 40 killed and wounded; took about 30 prisoners; killed and wounded quite a number.

EARL VAN DORN.

RICHMOND, December 6, 1862.

General HOLMES,

Little Rock, Ark., via Vicksburg:

The President reiterates his orders that you send without delay sufficient force your command to General Pemberton.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector-General.

GRENADA, December 6, 1862.

General S. COOPER:

General Lovell being senior to General Price, what disposition shall be made of him?

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

GRENADA, December 6, 1862.

General S. COOPER:

I have taken position behind the Yalabusha River. My left cannot easily be turned, and if attacked in front shall endeavor to hold the position. Yesterday had sharp and successful skirmishing. We had about 40 killed and wounded; the enemy more, and 45 prisoners. All prisoners taken from us have been sick and wounded.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. FIRST CORPS, ARMY OF WEST TENNESSEE, Torrance Station, December 6, 1862.

Major J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Grenada:

MAJOR: When I left the Tallahatchie, the Fourth Alabama, having the small-pox among it, was ordered to take a route east of that taken by the army, to avoid the towns, and proceed south of the Yalabusha River. If it is near Sarepta it is making its way south. I have had no report from it.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

M. LOVELL,

Major-General, &c.

RICHMOND, December 7, 1862.

General J. C. PEMBERTON:

Are you in communication with General J. E. Johnston? Hope you will be re-enforced in time.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.