War of the Rebellion: Serial 036 Page 0316 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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vote your energy and attention to the matter, and employ such a force on the work that the necessary repairs may be completed in the shortest possible time, as a great portion of the supplies for this command must now come over your road.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

JACKSON, April 30, 1863.

Brigadier General John S. BOWEN, Grand Gulf:

The meat at Port Gibson must by no means be allowed to fall into hands of the enemy. Have the re-enforcements arrived?

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

[Appendix B.]

Correspondence relative to Ordnance.

HOLLY SPRINGS, MISS., November 6, 1862.

Colonel J. GORGAS,

Chief of Ordnance, Richmond, Va.:

I need 600 rounds 3-inch Parrott projectiles and 300 rounds 20-pounder Parrott as soon as possible; also small-arms and ammunition; also fixed ammunition, assorted, for field guns. Have none on hand, except what is in the hands of regiments and battalions, only partially supplied.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

JACKSON, MISS., November 12, 1862.

Colonel J. GORGAS, Richmond, Va.:

Neither of the Parrott guns, siege guns, 24-pounder howitzers, or 12-pounder bronze guns have been received yet. Have any been sent? I am terribly in want of arm.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

JACKSON, MISS., November 22, 1862.

Colonel J. GORGAS, Richmond, Va.:

The arms sent by messenger on the 29th have never been heard of here. Flats will be sent from Chattanooga as soon as they arrive for 10-inch guns.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

Vicksburg, MISS., January 3, 1863.

Colonel J. GORGAS, Chief of Ordnance, Richmond, Va.:

Please order General [G. J.] Rains, at Augusta, to send me at once 30,000 pounds of powder. Must have it immediately.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General.