War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0804 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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JACKSON, April 29, 1863.

Major-General STEVENSON, Vicksburg:

Is anything going on at Vicksburg or Grand Gulf? If General Bowen is attacked, send on the column I directed as soon as possible. I will send more troops to Vicksburg.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 29, 1863.

Major General C. L. STEVENSON, Vicksburg:

I have directed General Tilghman to move to Edwards Depot with two regiments infantry and one light battery.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 29, 1863.

Major-General STEVENSON, Vicksburg:

Hurry forward re-enforcements to Bowen to-night. Endeavor to send him ammunition for heavy guns. Troops on the way from here to replace those sent away.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 29, 1863-8 p. m.

Major-General STEVENSON, Vicksburg:

Use every exertion to forward Bowen a supply of ammunition, 32-pounder rifle and 8-inch naval guns. Acknowledge receipt of dispatch.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

Vicksburg, April 29, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

Re-enforcements are going rapidly to Bowen. He was successful in driving back their boats to-day. The transports are at mouth of Chickasaw Bayou to-night; have not yet landed. We are all ready for them.

C. L. STEVENSON.

HDQRS. DEPT. MISS. AND E. La., Jackson, April 29, 1863.

Brigadier-General TILGHMAN, Jackson, MISS.:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you have all the troops at this point in readiness to move at a moment's warning. Trains have been ordered to be in readiness.

I am, general, very respectfully,

J. H. MORRISON,

Aide-de-Camp.

HDQRS. DEPT. MISS, AND E. La., Jackson, April 29, 1863.

Brigadier-General TILGHMAN, Jackson:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you take at once Twenty-sixth Mississippi, Colonel [A. E.] Reynolds, Fifteenth Mississippi, Colonel [M.] Farrell, and a field battery to Big Black, proceeding with them yourself, and assuming command of the troops there and in the vicinity. Transportation is already prepared.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. C. TAYLOR,

Aide-de-Camp.