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must be seized, and the decision of the Confederate commissioner had thereon.

By order of Lieutenant-General Pemberton:

J. THOMPSON,

Assistant Inspector- General.

Vicksburg, February 18, 1863.

Lieutenant General J. C. PEMBERTON:

Captain Brown reports that the enemy were coming through Yazoo Pass on the 14th, our working party, under Lieutenant Shepperd, C. S. Navy, having been driven off.

C. L. STEVENSON.

Vicksburg, February 18, 1863.

Lieutenant General J. C. PEMBERTON:

Deserters report 10,000 men left six days ago for Yazoo Pass.

C. L. STEVENSON.

[Indorsement Number 1.]

Tell General Stevenson to hurry off the troops and guns I ordered yesterday, as soon as he can get transportation.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

[Indorsement Number 2.]

Tell Major Mims he must hurry the boats to Snyder's Mill; tell him if anything is done there, it must be at once.

J. C. P. [PEMBERTON.]

JACKSON, February 18, 1863.

Major-General LORING, Yazoo City:

You can, if you think Yazoo City preferable to mouth of Yalabusha for defense, stop Tilghman's brigade at Vaughn's Station, and order it to Yazoo City.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, February 18, 1863.

Major General C. L. STEVENSON, Vicksburg:

Hurry off the troops and guns I ordered yesterday as soon as you can get transportation. Send [J. Q.] Wall's battery as soon as possible.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, February 18, 1863.

Major General C. L. STEVENSON, Vicksburg:

Do not intend to send Waul's cavalry to Yazoo City at present.