JACKSON, April 3, 1863.
Major-General STEVENSON, Vicksburg:
State the entire force of Maury's DIVISION joined Loring, designating brigades.
J. C. PEMBERTON.
Vicksburg, April 3, 1863.
Moore's brigade, one regiment of Hebert's brigade, about 3,000 men, and the whole of Featherston's five regiments and a battalion are with Maury.
C. L. STEVENSON.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF MISS. AND EAST. La., Numbers 93. Jackson, MISS., April 3, 1863.
III. Special Orders, Numbers 68, Paragraph III current series, from these headquarters, is annulled.
The following will constitute the limits of a command to be known as the FIFTH Military District, Brigadier General James R. Chalmers commanding: The two upper tiers of counties of the State of Mississippi, bounded on the east by a line running due north and south, and passing through New Albany, and on the WEST by the Mississippi River. That portion of said counties east of line passing through New Albany will form a part of First Military District, Brigadier General D. Ruggles commanding.
By order of Lieutenant-General Pemberton:
R. W. MEMMINGER,
JACKSON, April 4, 1863-3 p. m.
President JEFFERSON DAVIS:
Shall rejoice to receive heavy guns. Enemy made no demonstration yesterday up to 9 p. m. against Fort Pemberton or Tallahatchee. Nothing to-day from there. I hope and believe we shall foil them; are increasing our strength there; river slowly falling. General Gardner reports last night 17,000 enemy have landed from four transports on opposite side of the river. Are bombarding us slowly from long range. Land troops entirely withdrawn. The Hartford and Monongahela anchored last night opposite Natchez, and started up at 5,30 this morning. Nothing important as yet to-day from Vicksburg. Heavy guns for Grand Gulf not yet in position. I see nothing unfavorable in present aspect of affairs.
J. C. PEMBERTON.
GRAND GULF, April 4, 1863.
Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON, Jackson:
Major [I. F.] Harrison is seriously pressed by 1,500 of the enemy. I have waited for a boat to send over re-enforcements since yesterday. None has arrived.
JNO. S. BOWEN.