War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0599 Chapter XXXVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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Approximate recapitulation of stores now on hand at depot and post commissary warehouse.

Articles. Quantity. Rations.

Corn 10,521 bushels 471,348

Peas 693,995 pounds 4,626,633

Flour 126,496 pounds 113,328

Salt 183,928 pounds 3,936,954

Rice 79,700 pounds 797,000

Coffee 3,480 pounds -

Wine* 180 gallons, 17 -


Pork 3,096 pounds 4,197

Pork on foot+ 94,300 pounds 125,733

Bacon 7,087 pounds 9,116

Soap 506 pounds 12,650

Rice flour 500 pounds -

Brandy 120 gallons -

Sugar and molasses are here in quantities to supply the whole district.


Major and Commissary of Subsistence.

GENERAL ORDERS, HDQRS. SECOND DIV., ARMY OF MISS., Number 2. Grenada, January 23, 1863.

During the temporary absence of the major-general commanding, Brigadier-General Bowen will assume command of the SECOND DIVISION, Army of the Mississippi.

By order of Major-General Price:


Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

Vicksburg, January 24, 1863.

General S. COOPER, Richmond:

The enemy is landing his forces on the WEST bank, 5 miles above Vicksburg. A memoranda book taken on the person of Colonel [Warren] Stewart, chief of cavalry, killed yesterday, gives strength of Sherman's corps, present, 21,000.

[G. W.] Morgan's corps, in number of regiments, greater than Sherman's, but no aggregate given. McClernand commanding. On 18th, Grant arrived. Told McClernand Vicksburg must be taken; if necessary, would send his entire force.

At special order orders opening the canal. Main force is now encamped along it. The corps are the Thirteenth and Fifteenth. If successful in opening canal, landing will be attempted near Warrenton. This may compel me to withdraw forces from Grenada.


Vicksburg, January 24, 1863.

General Johnston, Chattanooga, Tenn.:

Enemy in full force again opposite the city, with indications of attempting to force his way below. This necessarily separates my command. Must have large force at Warrenton. Cannot place troops at


*For hospital. +Or 460 hogs, averaging 205 pounds.