War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0761 Chapter XXXVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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TULLAHOMA, April 18, 1863.

Brigadier General A. BUFORD, Montgomery:

Stop, all your troops, and be governed by Lieutenant-General Pemberton's orders. Ask for them by telegraph.

J. E. Johnston.

TULLAHOMA, April 18, 1863.

Brigadier-General [J. K.] JACKSON, Chattanooga:

Stop all troops from the Department of Mississippi until General Buford receives General Pemberton's orders. Do it at Atlanta as well as at Chattanooga.

J. E. Johnston.

JACKSON, April 18, 1863.

Brigadier-General BUFORD, Montgomery, Ala.:

By authority of General Johnston, you will return with your entire brigade to this place.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 18, 1863.

General MAURY, Vicksburg:

Proceed with utmost dispatch to Knoxville. Your presence there is immediately necessary.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

GRAND GULF, April 18, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

Gunboats lying quiet about 30 miles up. The river yesterday and last night filled with burning cotton, fragments of boats, &c.

JNO. S. BOWEN.

JACKSON, April 18, 1863.

General FEATHERSTON, Fort Pemberton (via Grenada):

Do not send raft at Greenwood. Can do without it.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

HDQRS. DEPT. MISS. AND E. La., Jackson, April 18, 1863.

Major General C. L. STEVENSON, Vicksburg:

GENERAL: The letter of Brigadier-General Lee has been examined, and his proposed arrangement and disposition of his troops have been approved by the lieutenant-general. The Sixth Mississippi Regiment, Hudson's battery, and First Confederate Battalion have been sent to re-enforce General Bowen at Grand Gulf. General Tilghman's brigade is arriving. His troops will be kept here and at Clinton as a reserve, ready to be sent where they may be most needed. A raft bridge should be forthwith made over Big Black River at that point where the road from Warrenton to Willow Springs crosses that river.

By order of Lieutenant-General Pemberton:

J. THOMPSON,

Assistant Inspector-General.