War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0820 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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HDQRS. SECOND DISTRICT, DEPT. MISS. AND E. La.,

Vicksburg, May 2, 1863.

Captain J. C. TAYLOR,

Aide-de-Camp:

CAPTAIN: I request to be permitted to turn over this command to Major-General [J. H.] Forney, and go with the remainder of my DIVISION to the assistance of our left flank.

I ask that General [S. D.] Lee may be assigned to Tracy's brigade, and that the lieutenant-general will request General Loring to let my DIVISION be concentrated, if possible. I beg that you will reply by the courier.

I am, captain, respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. L. STEVENSON.

GRENADA, May 2, 1863.

Brigadier-General CHALMERS:

Another raid crossing at New Albany, 3,000 strong. News comes from General Loring at Jackson.

W. S. FEATHERSTON.

NEAR LA FAYETTE SPRINGS, May 2, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

Notify the cavalry at Okolona that I am marching to their assistance by way of Red Land.

JAMES R. CHALMERS.

Vicksburg, May 2, 1863.

Brigadier-General CHALMERS:

Endeavor to cut off their wagon trains, and prevent their foraging in every way.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

Vicksburg, May 2, 1863.

Brigadier-General CHALMERS:

You must follow and harass the enemy if you cannot meet them.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

OKOLONA, May 2, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

Reports of the enemy are much exaggerated. I will report further in the morning.

DANIEL RUGGLES.

Vicksburg, May 2, 1863.

Brigadier-General RUGGLES, Okolona:

Send at once all your force to Vicksburg, retaining sufficient to man your trenches and artillery.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

Vicksburg, May 2, 1863.

Major THEO. Johnston,

Chief of Subsistence, &c.:

Throw into this place all supplies possible. Use greatest dispatch.

J. C. PEMBERTON.