War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0747 Chapter XXXVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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[APRIL 15-29, 1863. -For correspondence between E. Kirby Smith and Pemberton, in reference to the cooperation of their forces, see Series I, VOL. XV, pp. 1042, 1044-1047. 1049, 1050, and 1058.]

JACKSON, April 16, 1863.

General JOSEPH E. Johnston:

I can send you only two brigades at present. Last information induces the belief that no large part of Grant's army will be sent away.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 16, 1863.

General JOSEPH E. Johnston, Tullahoma:

The following just received:

GRENADA, April 14, 1863.

Scout [J. B.] Eastham reports, 10 a. m. 12th instant, near Corinth; re-enforced there by 4,000 men, making force there 11,000, including 800 cavalry. Speak of mounting 2,000 more, to scout around Corinth. Intend sending a force up Tennessee River to Tuscumbia.

SAM. HENDERSON,

Commanding Scouts.

GRENADA, April 15, 1863.

Reports reach me from front that enemy are sending more troops down to assault Vicksburg soon.

SAM. HENDERSON.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 16, 1863.

Major-General GARDNER, Port Hudson:

Where is the enemy's feet?

J. C. PEMBERTON.

PORT HUDSON, April 16, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON, Jackson:

The enemy's upper fleet is beyond the point just above Port Hudson. Essex, sloop of war, and Monongahela below the bend.

FRANK. GARDNER.

JACKSON, April 16, 1863.

General C. L. STEVENSON, Vicksburg:

Move the guns I spoke of at once, and I will send a 7-inch rifled and 10-inch columbiad to replace them.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 16, 1863.

General C. L. STEVENSON, Vicksburg:

To what extent has raft been destroyed? Will it admit passage? Defer the movement of Vaughn's brigade until further orders.

J. C. PEMBERTON.