War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0642 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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JACKSON, MISS., February 23, 1863.

Brigadier-General BOWEN,

Edwards Depot, MISS.:

You will relieve the regiment belonging to General Stevenson's DIVISION, and direct it to report forthwith to him at Vicksburg. You will guard both sides of the bridges, both above and below.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

GRENADA, February 23, 1863.

General PEMBERTON:

The Federals have succeeded in getting through the Pass into Coldwater River. One of their gunboats passed into Coldwater and then went back up the Pass to-day.

SAM. HENDERSON,

Captain of Scouts.

JACKSON, MISS., February 23, 1863.

Major-General LORING, Yazoo City, via Vaughan's Station:

The enemy reported through the Pass with gunboats and three transports; reported 3,000 strong-evidently too large. The location of the batteries unfortunately on wrong side of river. Let me know with what artillery and what troops you occupy that point; also how many cotton boats can operate with Tilghman's brigade and those on the river. I suppose you have sufficient force.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, February 23, 1863.

General C. L. STEVENSON, Vicksburg:

Direct General [W. E.] Baldwin to report to General M. L. Smith.

J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JACKSON, MISS, February 23, 1863.

Major-General STEVENSON,

Vicksburg, MISS.:

General Bowen has been directed to relieve your regiment, and to report to you forthwith. To-morrow will see you in regard to the chemicals. I leave at 6 a. m.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, February 23, 1863.

Major-General STEVENSON, Vicksburg:

Scouts report, 20th instant, McPherson's DIVISION was to start down to Vicksburg. Yesterday a boat-load of pontoon and regiment sappers and miners gone down.

J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JACKSON, February 23, 1863.

Major-General STEVENSON, Vicksburg:

The Indianola passed up by Natchez at 3 o'clock this morning.

J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.