War of the Rebellion: Serial 025 Page 0806 Chapter XXIX. WEST TENN. AND NORTHERN MISS.

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JACKSON, MISS., December 26, 1862.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON, Vicksburg:

Would not Canton be a better place than Vaughan's Station? What force do you report landing/

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

VICKSBURG, MISS., December 26, 1862.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, Jackson:

I prefer Canton. It has reference to fortifications at Yazoo City to prevent passage of river force at that point. Landed 3,000 above mount of river.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

JACKSON, December 27, 1862.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

general Loring reports that enemy burnt Yacona Bridge and has crossed the Tallahatchie.

Memphis papers say seventy transports with left Memphis and Helena Sunday and Monday, 12,000 troops to follow from Helena. Where is Adam's regiment? Loring excepts to hear more of Grant today. If of the same sort we must brig troops south ward. Any news from Arkansas?

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

VICKSBURG, December 27, 1862.

Major WADDY, Assistant Adjutant-General.

Seventy-ninth, Eighteenth, Eighty-first Tennessee Regiments constitute Vaughn's brigade. Third and Thirtieth consolidated; Tenth and Forty-first considerate; Fiftieth and Fifty-first Tennessee Regiments and First Battalion constitute Gregg's brigade. Fortieth, Forty-second, Forty-third Georgia regiments, of Barton's brigade, have arrived; Forty-first Regiments en route.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

VICKSBURG, December 27, 1862.

(Received December 27.)

Major WADDY, Assistant Adjutant-General.

Second all the troops that arrive to-night with full supply of ammunition. They will be wanted in the morning.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.