War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0822 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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JACKSON, May 3, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

I send all the Twentieth Mississippi, three companies, about 125 men. About 400 armed and unarmed exchanged prisoners. All the guards have been ordered from the Central Railroad. Have left here Fourteenth Mississippi, about 350 men, Steede's battalion, about 140 men. Shall I retain two or three pieces of the artillery Major Mayo is about to send away?

JOHN ADAMS.

Vicksburg, May 3, 1863.

Brigadier-General ADAMS, Jackson:

You can retain the two pieces of artillery in hands of Colonel Stockton. I intend to make some intrenchments about Jackson.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

MAY 3, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON and Major-General STEVENSON:

Circumstances compel me to fall back. Shall I move to Vicksburg or to Edwards Depot?

Answer to Rocky Springs.

JNO. S. BOWEN.

This dispatch was not dated from any point, but courier states it was given him near Port Gibson. -OPERATOR.

Vicksburg, May 3, 1863.

General BUFORD, Meridian:

Send no stores from Meridian on the railroad east. All previous orders to that effect countermanded.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

Vicksburg, May 3, 1863.

Brigadier-General BUFORD, Jackson:

You will stop at Jackson, and remain there with your troops until further orders. Enemy reported approaching Edwards Depot.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

Vicksburg, May 3, 1863.

Commanding Officer, Edwards Depot:

Halt all regiments of Buford's and Tilghman's brigades at Edwards Depot. They will leave the cars at that point.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

Vicksburg, May 3, 1863.

Commanding Officer, Edwards Depot:

Notify commanders of troops at Edwards that enemy are in a direct line of march to that point, on the same side of Big Black River, and that he must be on the alert, and keep his pickets 3 or 4 miles out in advance.

J. C. PEMBERTON.