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JACKSON, March 19, 1863.

Captain [SAM.] HENDERSON, Grenada, MISS.:

Do your scouts discover no movements on the Coldwater or Tallahatchee by boats of the enemy?

J. C. PEMBERTON.

GRENADA, March 19, 1863.

General PEMBERTON:

Scout Kemp left Byhalia yesterday, 2 p. m. Saw 500 Yankee cavalry 4 miles south of Carter's Bridge, across Coldwater. They came via Holly Springs. Mobile and Ohio Railroad abandoned from Jackson to Columbus, and troops sent via Memphis, some up and others down the river.

SAM. HENDERSON,

Captain, Commanding Scouts.

JACKSON, March 19, 1863.

General LORING, Fort Pemberton, via Grenada:

I have no more heavy guns that I can send. Enemy's gunboats have passed through Steele's Bayou, Black Bayou, and into Deer Creek. General Stevenson must establish a battery there. You must hold the position you have selected. Everything that can be done shall be, to support and aid you.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, March 19, 1863.

General W. W. LORING, Fort Pemberton:

Two cotton-clad boats must be sent at once to the mouth of Deer Creek. At special request of Colonel [T. N.] Waul, an artillery company was attached to his command. Can spare no more. Train some of your men to the guns.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, March 19, 1863.

Major-General LORING [through General George], Grenada:

Hurry up boats. They must capture the enemy's boats. They can do it by boarding. Hurry them down, with a boarding force.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, March 19, 1863.

Major-General STEVENSON:

Report to me every day the operations of the dredge-boats and the state of the water.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, March 19, 1863.

Major-General STEVENSON, Vicksburg:

Hereafter the command at Grand Gulf will report directly to these headquarters, and will not be regarded as in your command, and the