War of the Rebellion: Serial 025 Page 0829 Chapter XXIX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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GRENADA, January 8, 1863.

Colonel J. R. WADDY;

Aggregate present for duty, First Corps, 8,153; aggregate present for duty, Second Corps, 4,681; Jackson's cavalry, 2,500; aggregate present for duty, Grenada, 15,334. Will send Gregg's brigade and Maury's division, absent at Vicksburg. Aggregate present and absent, 29,083.

W. W. LORING,

Major-General.

JACKSON, January 8, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON, Vicksburg:

Following just received from Grenada:

Scouts report that the enemy has left the Tallahatchie, and the general impression is that they will soon leave Holly Springs. They are moving to Memphis and to the Charleston Railroad. Cars reported as running to Grand Junction. Stockades are being constructed along it. No enemy near the Grenada and Memphis road. Aggregate of Maury's division for duty by the last report, 3,661; Gregg's brigade, 2,485.

W. W. LORING.

J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JACKSON, January 9, 1863.

Major M. R. CLARK, Brookhaven:

The Sixty, Fifteenth, and Twenty-second Mississippi Regiments are at Grenada. The Forty-sixth Mississippi it at Vicksburg.

J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JACKSON, January 9, 1863.

Major-General STEVENSON, Vicksburg:

Let me know the effective and aggregate force in Second Military District. The information has been delayed for three days. It is desired at Richmond at once.

J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

VICKSBURG, January 9, 1863.

Colonel J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

I referred your request for returns to senior officer in district. My command reports effective 6,765; aggregate, 9,929.

M. L. SMITH,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS FORCES IN FRONT OF VICKSBURG,

January 9, 1863.

Colonel J. THOMPSON,

Asst. Adjt. General, Dept. of Miss. and East Louisiana:

COLONEL: I reconnoitered the country in the vicinity of Warrenton on yesterday, and I am of the opinion that with the force here we cannot