War of the Rebellion: Serial 025 Page 0826 Chapter XXIX. WEST TENN. AND NORTHERN MISS.

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HEADQUARTERS FORCES IN FRONT,

January 3, 1863.

Colonel J. H. MORRISON, Aide-de-Camp:

COLONEL; The troops are suffering very much in the trenches from the rain. If there is no appearance of the enemy in front can they be drawn back within the lines to their tents, leaving a sufficient pickets force in front?

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. L. STEVENSON.

Major-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT,

Jackson, January 3, 1863.

Major General C. L. STEVENSON, Vicksburg:

Have General Gregg's brigade got ready to move to Port Hudson at once. It will be replaced by other troops of your division.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT,

Jackson, January 3, 1863.

Colonel WADDY:

Order the troops of Stevenson's division now here, exclusive of artillery, to proceeded at once to Vicksburg and report to General Stevenson.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

JACKSON, January 4, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel C. R. BARTEAU, Okolona:

Send to Colonel Roddey, in North Alabama, this order:

Go with you cavalry into northeast part of Mississippi, where you will receive other orders. Report by bearer where those orders can reached you.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

JACKSON, January 3, 1863.

General S. COOPER

The enemy made several attacks upon the line between Vicksburg and Snyder's Mill, in which he was repulsed with a loss of about 1,100; ours 150. The transports and troops at last accounts were at Milliken's Bend. Lieutenant-General Pemberton deserves high credit.

J. E. JOHNSTON,

General.

JACKSON, January 5, 1863.

Brigadier General JOHN ADAMS, Columbus:

You will proceed to this point to assume command of this post, relieved Brigadier-General Ruggles.

By order od Lieutenant-General Pemberton:

J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.