War of the Rebellion: Serial 036 Page 0298 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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ble to put on this road. The inclosed letter he refers to you, as containing many truths and valuable suggestions both for your department and the commissary. He desires the letter to be returned.

Very respectfully, &c.,

J. D. BRADFORD,

Major, &c.

HEADQUARTERS, &c.,

Jackson, MISS., March 18, 1863.

Major-General STEVENSON, Vicksburg, MISS.:

Put every man at work, if necessary, in unloading the cars. Transportation on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad almost stopped for want of cars. Send Mobile and Ohio cars first. Send all back as fast as unloaded.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

HEADQUARTERS, &c.,

Jackson, MISS., March 18, 1863.

Major-General GARDNER, Port Hudson:

Send all spare wagons to Osyka, to aid in transportation of supplies.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General.

JACKSON, MISS., March 18, 1863.

Major-General STEVENSON, Vicksburg, MISS.:

Have every exertion made to repair break in road near Vicksburg. See Colonel [W. M.] Wadley on the subject. The two boats passed Rodney at 4. 30 p. m.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

JACKSON MISS., March 18 [19?], 1863.

Major-General GARDNER, Port Hudson, MISS.:

Hartford and Monongahela passed Grand Gulf, going up at 7 a. m. One supply-boat at a time might run down and unload at Port Hudson. It is so important that the risk might be run, but perfect arrangements must be made to destroy her, if necessary. Can you arrange it?

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

JACKSON, MISS., March 19, 1863.

Brigadier-General CHALMERS, Panola, MISS.:

Have the bacon and corn forwarded to this point as rapidly as possible.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

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