supported buy a squadron at least, be kept constantly in sight of the enemy. Captain Stillwell is here, and will hold the fords with his company.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. H. CARROLL, Jr.,
COMMISSARY OFFICE, Shreveport, April 8, 1863.
Major THEO. Johnston, Jackson, MISS.:
I start the Vigo to-day with 125,00 pounds of bacon from this place, and she will of by way of Minden, where I have from 50,000 to 100,000 pounds.
R. M. TEVIS,
Major and Commissary of Subsistence.
OFFICE CHIEF OF SUBSISTENCE, DEPT. OF. Mississippi AND EASTERN LOUISIANA,
Jackson, April 27, 1863.
Respectfully forwarded to Major R. W. Memminger, assistant adjutant-general, for the information of the lieutenant-general commanding.
I have been informed that the cargo of the Vigo is being crossed at Rodney. Is there such information at department headquarters?
Major and Chief of Subsistence.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF MISS. AND E. La., Jackson, April 27, 1863.
Respectfully returned to Major Johnston.
This cargo was unloaded and crossed at Waterproof. General Bowen reports 180,000 pounds of bacon. It is now being stored at Port Gibson, but is intended for supply of Port Hudson as soon as the Trimmer is again here.
By order of Lieutenant-General Pemberton:
R. W. MEMMINGER,
RICHMOND, April 8, 1863.
Lieutenant General J. C. PEMBERTON, Jackson, MISS.:
An efficient officer of rank is immediately required for the important command of the Department of East Tennessee. The President conceives that you can spare one of the major-generals of your command for this purpose, and designates Major-General Maury. Let me know highly essential to your command, he will be ordered.
JACKSON, April 9, 1863.
General S. COOPER, Richmond:
The river referred to is Mississippi. The report forwarded to General Johnston was from special scout near Memphis, and is same words.