War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0798 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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JACKSON, April 28, 1863.

Lieutenant-Colonel [W. N.] BROWN, Comdg., Brandon:

You will report to me as soon as possible with your command. I want you to take command of cavalry.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 28, 1863.

Major M. R. CLARK, Brookhaven:

The enemy may possibly pay you a visit. Their principal object will, perhaps, be to parole prisoners. It will be well in that event to send all the men you cannot arm to the country, if only a few miles.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 28, 1863.

Major [M. R.] CLARK:

Send couriers to cavalry to move as rapidly as possible toward Grand Gulf, keeping out advanced guard, so as not to encounter main force of enemy, harassing his rear and flank.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 28, 1863.

Comdg. Officer Cavalry, Osyka and Hazlehurst:

Move your force as rapidly as possible toward Grand Gulf, keeping out advance guard, so as not to encounter main force of enemy, harassing his rear and flank.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 28, 1863.

Colonel [M.] FARRELL, Lake Station:

You will proceed at once with your command to this place. Colonel Reynold's regiment is ordered to come also. Report on arrival.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 28, 1863.

General FRANK. GARDNER, Port Hudson:

The raid of the enemy left Hazlehurst yesterday. Indications are that they are en route to Natchez, but I wish you to make your dispositions, if possible, to ambuscade them in case they should approach you, going to Baton Rouge.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 28, 1863.

Major General W. W. LORING, Meridian:

Get two of your regiments across the break in the railroad. Forward them to this place at once. Come yourself.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

APRIL 28, 1863.

Captain [R. C.] LOVE, Hazlehurst:

Send couriers out to al the different squads of cavalry in every direction, and tell them to concentrate and follow up the enemy. Hire horses