War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0756 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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[Indorsement.]

APRIL 17, [1863]-10. 20 a. m.

Lieutenant J. C. TAYLOR:

Answer, that Green's brigade can be sent to Bowen soon as possible. Forney to be transferred to Maury's DIVISION; also telegraph Bowen same thing. Tell General Stevenson, also, that I will retain Tilghman's troops here for the present.

Telegraph General Johnston the result of to-night at Vicksburg, and say that indications of attack on Vicksburg are so strong, I am not warranted in sending any more troops from this department. Notify General Gardner of passage of gunboats.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

Vicksburg, April 17, 1863.

General PEMBERTON:

Our ammunition for heavy guns is nearly exhausted. We have some en route from Mobile and Selma. Please send some one to hurry it on.

C. L. STEVENSON.

JACKSON, April 17, 1863.

Major-General STEVENSON, Vicksburg:

I have directed to be forwarded to you all the heavy ammunition that can be obtained. There is considerable deficiency in the 32-pounder rifled.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

Vicksburg, April 17, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

The enemy were not aware of the loss of the raft when they started down their gunboats.

C. L. STEVENSON.

JACKSON, April 17, 1863.

Major-General STEVENSON, Vicksburg:

What re-enforcements have you sent Bowen? I have ordered from here Sixth Mississippi, First Confederate Battalion, and a field battery-about 800 men. Where are enemy's vessels, and what are they? General Loring will send down raft from Greenwood. The two heavy guns will leave for Vicksburg at 12 m. to-day. Have no bolts yet for Brooke gun.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

Vicksburg, April 17, 1863.

General PEMBERTON:

Every movement of the enemy indicates that they are about to execute some plan. Until it is developed, I request that troops may be