War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0711 Chapter XXXVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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either messenger or invoice. I had requested them frequently to inform me immediately of the arrival of any freight.

I am, major, respectfully, your obedient servant.

C. L. STEVENSON.

P. S. -It is possible that the drift may bind against the lower bend, and thus form a protection for the raft from the current.

SENATOBIA, April 2, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON, Jackson:

Enemy fallen back to Memphis. All steamboats at Memphis impressed and sent below empty; rumor says, to send Grant to Tennessee.

JAMES I. CHALMERS.

COLUMBUS, April 2, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

Telegram just received from Captain Burton, Okolona, April 2, 1863, to General Ruggles:

The advance guard of the enemy, some 250 men, 4 miles south of Booneville yesterday at 3 o'clock. Their main body, said to be 3,000 or 4,000, composed of infantry, cavalry, and artillery, with large wagon train, between Booneville and Rienzi.

JAS. M. BURTON.

I must have more troops. General Buckner's cavalry will start up on Monday, 400, armed. Answer.

DANIEL RUGGLES.

JACKSON, April 2, 1863.

Brigadier-General RUGGLES, COLUMBUS, MISS.:

I repeat to you, I have no more troops to send you.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 2, 1863.

Major-General BUCKNER, Mobile, Ala.:

General Ruggles uniforms me that the enemy is moving down Mobile and Ohio Railroad. L I consider it a mere raid. If you could spare a regiment, I think it advisable to send it up the road at once. You can withdraw it whenever you wish.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

COLUMBUS, April 2, [1863]-4 p. m.

Colonel BARTEAU, Verona:

(Care of Captain Ingate, Okolona.)

Concentrate your troops, harass the enemy, take command of all other mounted troops near you, and strike the enemy a blow in his flank or rear, if possible. Order Captain Gillelyn's troops to co-operate with you when necessary. Ascertain the strength and intentions of the enemy and keep me advised. If the enemy moves in force on Okolona, Aberdeen, or Columbus, you must retire before or follow him close, to concentrate our entire force to make a stand. Answer.

DANIEL RUGGLES.