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GRENADA, January 29, 1863.

Colonel J. R. WADDY, Jackson:

Scouts report General [W. A.] Gorman returned to Helena from White River. Reported a failure there. Enemy still falling back on Charleston Railroad toward Memphis. Reliable information makes the enemy 77,000 effective men to operate against Vicksburg. All accounts agree to their demoralization.

W. W. LORING.

JACKSON, January 31, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON, Vicksburg:

I will send the troops of Brigadier-General [T. H.] Taylor's brigade to Vicksburg, unless otherwise ordered.

J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. Mississippi AND EASTERN LOUISIANA, Jackson, January 31, 1863.

Brigadier General John ADAMS,

Commanding Fourth Military District:

GENERAL: I am directed by the lieutenant-general commanding to say to you that your command and that of Brigadier General John S. Bowen commanding reserve corps, will act and be entirely independent of each other. The general commanding said corps will, however, upon your requisition furnish such troops from time to time as you may require to perform police and other duty within the limits of your military district.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JACKSON, January 31, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON, Vicksburg:

The strength of Bowen's command for duty, 3,100; present effective, 4,200; total present and absent, 6,900.

J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

OFFICE CHIEF OF SUBSISTENCE, SECOND, DIST., DEPT. Mississippi AND EASTERN LOUISIANA, Vicksburg, January 31, 1863.

Lieutenant General J. C. PEMBERTON,

Comdg. Department Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana:

SIR: I have received your communication authorizing me to purchase cattle and hogs, and am taking steps to secure them, but it is impossible for me to purchase without funds. I have called on the chief of subsistence several times, but have not yet received anything from him. I am about sending up Deer Creek for the purpose of getting corn as well as meat, and am only prevented from laying in supplies by the want of money. Please direct that funds be sent me at once, and also

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