War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0799 Chapter XXXVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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and citizens, and act promptly. Tell citizens to go rapidly, and hire or impress fast horses. Send to Monticello to Captain Wren, and intercept Colonel [C. C.] Wilbourn on his way to Columbus.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 28, 1863.

Captain W. W. PORTER, Hazlehurst:

Direct the two companies to follow up movement of the enemy, and you go with them by most expeditious route toward Grand Gulf. Should enemy divert, follow him up, taking care to keep on his flank or rear.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 28, 1863-12 m.

Captain [E.] POWELL, Assistant Quartermaster, Natchez:

Enemy believed to be moving toward your city. Communicate with the mayor. My cavalry have orders to fall on rear and flanks.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 28, 1863.

Colonel [A. E.] REYNOLDS:]

You will proceed at once to this place with your command, and report on arrival.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 28, 1863.

Captain T. C. RHODES, Osyka:

Send courier to Colonel [C. C.] Wilbourn to return to Osyka, as the enemy are probably making for Natchez or Baton Rouge. He must make no movement from Osyka until he has reliable information of the movements of the enemy, and then endeavor to get upon their flank or rear. Place yourself under command of Colonel Wilbourn. Colonel Wirt Adams has been directed to take command of all cavalry south of the Southern Railroad.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 28, 1863.

Brigadier-General RUGGLES, Columbus:

With the few troops you have, I look to you to watch and intercept all parties of Federal coming south.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

HEADQUARTERS, &c., Jackson, April 28, 1863.

Colonel [D. R.] RUSSELL, Comdg. Twentieth Mississippi Regiment:

COLONEL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you have the three mounted companies ready to start to-night at 9 o'clock, with five days' rations, of possible, under the major of your regiment, unless Lieutenant-Colonel Brown previously arrives.

Very respectfully, &c.

J. C. TAYLOR,

Aide-de-Camp.