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SPECIAL ORDERS, HEADQUARTERS, Number 121. Port Hudson, La., April 29, 1863.

I. Colonel [W. R.] Miles, with his legion, will proceed without delay to Clinton, La., to intercept enemy's cavalry. Commissary will furnish three days' rations.

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By command of Major General Frank. Gardner:

[T. F. WILLSON,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, April 30, 1863.

General JOSEPH E. Johnston:

General Pemberton telegraphs that unless he has more cavalry the approaches to Northern Mississippi are almost unprotected, and he cannot prevent the cavalry raids.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

JACKSON, April 30, 1863.

General A. BUFORD, Meridian:

Captain [Sam.] Henderson reports that a raid of three regiments of infantry and some cavalry start south from LA Grange to-night.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

[Same to General Ruggles.]

JACKSON, April 30, 1863.

Gov. John J. PETTUS:

GOVERNOR: I have directed that three pieces of artillery be sent to Bankston, as requested. I am unable to furnish either horses or harness. The guns will be turned over to Mr. J. M. Wesson, president of manufacturing company.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

JACKSON, April 30, 1863.

Brigadier-General FEATHERSTON, Grenada:

Enemy is landing just below Grand Gulf. You must hold your command in readiness to move at a moment's notice, with five days' rations and all your ammunition.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

BIG BLACK BRIDGE, April 30, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

I have the Fifteenth and Twenty-sixth Mississippi, Nineteenth Arkansas, and Twenty-seventh Alabama Regiments, [J. M.] McLendon's battery, four guns, and two 12-pounder howitzers of Captain [Schuyler] Lowe's company. Effective aggregate, 1,550.

LLOYD TILGHMAN.

BIG BLACK BRIDGE, VIA EDWARDS, April 30, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

General [T. H.] Taylor goes back to Vicksburg with his regiments and artillery. Are any other troops to be sent here? A good hand-car would be of infinite advantage. Can you send me one?

LLOYD TILGHMAN.