War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0648 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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GRENADA, March 1, 1863.

Colonel J. R. WADDY:

The following has been received this morning from the Boyce Place, Sunflower County, dated February 25, 1863:

We have scouts near the Pass and at Friar's Point. They report to-day that the boats have all gone back to Helena, it is supposed, to bring down this fleet. Scouts from Friar's Point report between twenty and thirty transports loaded with troops passed down two days since, and two or three boats loaded with wagons with them. We will have scouts on that section while we remain here, and will keep you and the officers on Tallahatchee advised as much as possible. I am afraid if we remain here much longer, we will not be able to get out on account of high water. The Mississippi River is rising rapidly.

LLOYD TILGHMAN.

Invoice of subsistence stores at the post commissary, Vicksburg, March 1, 1863, Captain J. B. Smith.

Articles Quantity Rations Remarks

Salt pork. . . . 200 400 1/2 lb. To the

Pounds ration

Bulk pork. . . Do 185 370 Do.

Salt beef. . . Do 3,060 3,060 1 lb. To the

ration.

Bacon. . . Do 1,100 2,200 1/2 lb. To the

ration.

Lard. . . Do 230 460 Do.

Flour. . . Do 27,508 24,451 1 1/8 lbs. To

5/9 the ration.

Peas. . . Do 23,000 153,333 15 lbs. To 100

1/3 rations.

Rice. . . Do 40,800 408,000 10 lbs. To 100

rations.

Coffee. . . Do 320 10,666 3 lbs. To 100

2/3 rations

Brown sugar. . . 18,000 150,000 12 lbs. To 100

Do rations.

White sugar. . . 1,626 13,550 Do.

Do

Candles. . . Do 600 40,000 1 1/2 lbs. To 100

rations.

Soap. . . Do 1,106 27,650 4 lbs. To 100

rations.

Salt. . . Do 121,914 2,709,200 4 1/2 lbs. To 100

rations.

Molasses. . . 7,940 397,000 2 galls. To 100

Gallons rations.

Wine. . . Barrels 3 -

List of commissary stores on hand March 1, 1863, at commissary depot, Captain G. A. Woodward, A. C. S.

Articles Quantity Rations

Pork. . . . . . . . . . . . 3,079 4,105

Pounds

Lard. . . . . . . . . . . . 810 1,080

Do

Flour. . . . . . . . . . . 45,628 40,569

Do

Peas. . . . . . . . . . . 585,060 3,900,400

Do

Rice. . . . . . . . . . . 146,119 1,461,190

Do

Coffee. . . . . . . . . Do 362 12,066

Sugar. . . . . . . . . . Do 117,000 975,000

Salt. . . . . . . . . . . 198,862 4,419,155

Do

Molasses. . . . . . . 11,040 552,000

Gallons

Whisky. . . . . . . . 1 -

Barrel

Rum. . . . . . . . . . . 2 -

Barrels

Wine. . . . . . . . . . 15 -

Boxes

Corn. . . . . . . . . . 56,000 37,333

Pounds

There were also some 1,000 head of cattle, and also a large quantity of sugar and molasses on hand.

NEAR COLLIERVILLE, TENN., March 1, 1863.

Major General W. W. LORING:

Condition of this line the same as at last report, except a decrease of strength, almost half. My scouts report 15,000 troops at Corinth. Our