War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0767 Chapter XXXVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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JACKSON, April 19, 1863.

General FEATHERSTON, Fort Pemberton, via Grenada:

Send all of Stocks' cavalry to General Chalmers at once, notifying him by courier when command moves. Send two companies of Waul's Legion (mounted) to Warrenton, to report to General [S. M.] Barton. If movement can be expedited by railroad, send latter by that means.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 19, 1863.

Brigadier-General RUGGLES, Columbus, MISS.:

General Johnston states a superior force from Corinth is in front of Colonel Roddey, at Tuscumbia. I wish you to sent all mounted troops, both State and Confederate, toward Corinth. Government Pettus informs me there is a regiment organized at Chesterville. They are subject to your orders.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 19, 1863.

Mr. J. O. STEVENS, in Charge of Foundry, Jackson:

SIR: The lieutenant-general commanding desires that you cast in the shortest possible time, working day and night, one hundred solid bolts-diameter, 6. 95; weight, 128-and would urge on you the utmost energy, as the need for these projectiles id very great.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. C. TAYLOR,

Aide-de-Camp.

COLDWATER, April 19, 1863.

Major A. H. CHALMERS, Panola, MISS.:

Enemy reported advancing [on] Central Railroad. Send Knox to burn Tallahatchee Bridge if they advance on it. Keep [J.] McGuirk's command to defend Panola. Send forward McCulloch's and Van Dorn's stragglers and a load of ammunition.

JAMES R. CHALMERS.

RICHMOND, April 20, 1863.

General PEMBERTON, Commanding, Jackson, MISS.:

Under the changed circumstances since the passage of the gunboats, you had better recall the troops being forwarded to Tennessee.

S. COOPER.

JACKSON, April 20, 1863.

General S. COOPER, Richmond:

The following just received from Vicksburg:

Reconnaissance of the fleet below: Two iron-clads, eight guns; one iron-clad, nine guns; one iron-clad, ten guns; one iron-clad, eleven guns; one iron-clad, thirteen guns; one iron-clad, unknown; one iron-clad ram, three guns in iron casemate; one small tug, two large transports, and one barge, heavily laden. They are l mile below New Carthage.

C. L. STEVENSON.