War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0776 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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JACKSON, April 22, 1863.

General JOSEPH E. Johnston, Tullahoma, Tenn.:

Heavy raids are making from Tennessee deep into the State. One is reported now at Starkville, 30 miles WEST of Columbus. Cavalry indispensable to meet these raids. The little I have is in the field there, totally inadequate to prevent them. Could you not make a demonstration with a cavalry force in their rear?

J. C. PEMBERTON.

GRAND GULF, April 22, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

The fleet came down this morning. Two gunboats remained after the others had retired, exchanged a few shots, and now lie at anchor opposite Hard Times, just out of range.

JNO. S. BOWEN.

JACKSON, April 22, 1863.

Brigadier General A. BUFFORD, Meridian, MISS.:

You will be instructed by Major-General Loring; but if the enemy is advancing, move without wagons, by rail, within striking distance of him. Keep three days' rations cooked.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 22, 1863.

Captain S. HENDERSON, Grenada:

Send courier to Featherston to move toward Duck Hill or Winona at once.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 22, 1863.

Major S. H. LOCKETT, Chief of Engineers:

MAJOR: The lieutenant-general directs that, instead of going to Vicksburg, you will proceed at once to Grand Gulf. General Bowen needs your services.

J. C. TAYLOR,

Aide-de-Camp.

JACKSON, April 22, 1863.

Commanding Officer of Troops, Meridian:

Proceed with all troops now at Meridian up Mobile and Ohio Railroad to such point as you may meet with enemy, and co-operate with General Ruggles. General Loring will take command of all the troops. Exercise great discretion, and gain all information as you advance. On reaching Macon, ascertain the state of affairs in that vicinity.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 22, 1863.

General RUGGLES, Columbus:

Troops en route to this place have been stopped at Meridian to co-operate with you. General Loring in command of all the troops of the expedition.

J. C. PEMBERTON.