War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0790 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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General Jackson has Colonel Stocks' best company as escort; could it now be ordered back?

JAMES R. CHALMERS.

JACKSON, April 26, 1863.

General JAMES R. CHALMERS:

Move, with all your cavalry and light artillery, via Oxford, to Okolona, to intercept force of enemy now at Newton, on Southern road.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 26, 1863.

General CHALMERS:

Colonel Barteau is in vicinity of Okolona. He and General Gholson repulsed the enemy at Birmingham yesterday; killed 20; colonel among them.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

HEADQUARTERS,

Snyder's Mill, April 26, 1863-5. 30 p. m.

Major J. J. REEVE,

Assistant Adjutant-GENERAL:

MAJOR: At 5. 15 p. m. the chain which brought together the ends of the two wings of the raft (see diagram) at the point A, gave way, and the wings opened to the position C B and E D, leaving a space, E C, opened. No part of the raft is lost. The fastenings at band D hold well, and no part of the raft is in danger of being lost. Please telegraph to Mr. Weldon, at Yazoo City, to return forth with. The current above broke the chain. If the chain had not broken, I believe the raft itself would have parted along A D. I fear that it will be almost impossible to build a permanent raft as long as the current is so strong.

I am, major, respectfully, your obedient servant,

LOUIS HEBERT.