War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0840 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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Vicksburg, May 6, 1863.

Brigadier General J. GREGG, Osyka:

Hasten rapidly to Brookhaven. Transportation will be ready there. Retain wagons to transport across gap.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

BOVINA, May 6, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

My DIVISION has returned, excepting those on guard at Edwards Depot and the bridge. There are four companies at Vicksburg belonging to the Twelfth Louisiana. Please order them here. Do you wish the Point Coupee battery left at Big Black? All Bowen's is there. All the transportation of Featherston's brigade is on the march from Grenada, and will not be here for two days.

W. W. LORING.

Vicksburg, May 6, 1863.

General W. W. LORING, Bovina:

I want your command put in motion for Lanier's, as ordered last night. Have ordered the four companies of Twelfth Louisiana to join you. Take with you the eight-gun Point Coupee battery. Want of transportation must not delay movement at all. Come here and see me.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

Vicksburg, May 6, 1863-1 a. m.

General LORING, Edwards Depot:

Move as directed, but don't withdraw that portion of your command which has been at Edwards Depot until relieved by General Bowen.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

BOVINA, May 6, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

Nothing will delay the command, but will move as directed. It has just got here and will lose not time. Will come to Vicksburg.

W. W. LORING.

BOVINA, May 6, 1863-3. 30 p. m.

General PEMBERTON:

My DIVISION is marching.

W. W. LORING.

Vicksburg, May 6, 1863.

Colonel R. V. RICHARDSON, Brookhaven:

Come to Edwards Depot with all force you have. Tell Wirt Adams to come also, if you can find him.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

HDQRS. STEVENSON'S DIV., Barnes', May 6, 1863- 7 a. m.

Lieutenant Colonel J. THOMPSON,

Assistant Inspector-GENERAL:

COLONEL: Reports from scouts show that the enemy's cavalry have crossed the river on the Hall's Ferry and Hankinson's Ferry roads.