War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0794 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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HDQRS. DEPT. OF MISS. AND E. La., Jackson, April 27, 1863.

His Excellency Gov. John J. PETTUS:

SIR: The deficiency of cavalry in the northern portion of the State requires that a portion of the State troops in that section should be mounted and equipped. I therefore urgently request that you do this by impressment as early as possible.

Very respectfully,

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 27, 1863.

Colonel A. E. REYNOLDS, Forrest Station:

Send a courier to Barteau to continue on down as rapidly as possible to Hazlehurst, on New Orleans and Jackson Railroad.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 27, 1863.

Major-General STEVENSON, Vicksburg:

The raid is reported approaching Hazlehurst WEST of Pearl River All the disposable force of Wirt Adams must be sent out to meet them. It seems to me probable the intention is to reach Big Black Bridge. Movements should be made to prevent it.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

APRIL 27, 1863.

General STEVENSON, Vicksburg:

I suppose you have field artillery at Big Black Bridge; if not, you must put some there.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 27, 1863.

Brigadier-General TILGHMAN, WEST Station, via Goodman:

Telegram was sent you this morning to fall back to Canton with your command and artillery as soon as transportation was furnished. Superintendent telegraphs you have transportation with you. You must leave competent force to guard bridges over Big Black. You should not keep trains waiting.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

APRIL 27, 1863.

Brigadier-General TILGHMAN, Canton:

Bring your smallest regiment, and come at once yourself to Jackson. L How many field pieces have you? Leave your guards as before directed.

J. C. PEMBERTON.