War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0782 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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JACKSON, April 24, 1863.

Brigadier General JAMES R. CHALMERS, Panola:

Leave a regiment to follow after, as soon as stores are removed, via Oxford and Pontotoc, to Okolona, unless you receive other instructions.

Communicate with me on arrival at any telegraph station.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 24, 1863.

Commanding Officer, Edwards Depot:

If there are two regiments at Big Black Bridge, send the Twenty-seventh Alabama to Clinton, MISS. Let one leave at once if there is another regiment besides the Twenty-seventh Alabama at Big Black. Train will leave to transport the Twenty-seventh Alabama.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 24, 1863.

Major-General GARDNER:

A raid of the enemy, some 700 strong, reached Southern Railroad this morning, and it is possible they are making their may to join Banks. Send all of your disposable cavalry in direction of Tangipahoa, to intercept him.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

GRENADA, April 24, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

Scout Thompson reports near Corinth, 4 o'clock, 21st instant:

Enemy went again, 19th instant, toward Florence, Ala., with most

of Corinth force. Captured [J. B.] Eastham, which prevented report. McMurray came through Salem, 22nd; heard of 200 cavalry going to New Albany day before, and 200 sick and wounded passed up north that morning.

SAM. HENDERSON,

Commanding Scouts.

JACKSON, April 24, 1863.

Colonel [J. M.] SIMONTON, Ponchatoula:

You must make a flank movement to Tangipahoa, if it is threatened. Cannot spare a regiment from Port Hudson.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

Vicksburg, April 24, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

I removed a brigade within supporting distance of Warrenton immediately after the passage of the first gunboats. The whole of my divis-