War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0850 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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Vicksburg, May 9, 1863.

Major General C. L. STEVENSON,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: I am directed by the lieutenant-general commanding to say that General [J. V.] Harris, with 600 State troops [Mississippi], has been ordered to report for duty to you. You will send a courier in advance to designate the point you desire him to hold on your line.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. H. MORRISON,

Aide-de-Camp.

HDQRS. ON THE RIGHT, Vicksburg, May 9, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON,

Commanding:

GENERAL: Shall I make the move against the enemy that you were contemplating this morning? If so, will five regiments be sufficient?

Very respectfully,

C. L. STEVENSON.

Vicksburg, May 9, 1863.

Brigadier General John ADAMS, Jackson:

General Harris' command will come here.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

Vicksburg, May 9, 1863.

Brigadier General J. R. CHALMERS, Panola:

Send all of Waul's cavalry to Vicksburg immediately. You must supply their place the best you can. It is essential they should come at once.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

Vicksburg, May 9, 1863.

Governor PETTUS, Jackson:

I expect there will be 10,000 troops at Jackson in a few days. Have instructed General Adams to take the guns,* and ordered Major Johnston to issue rations to negroes on fortifications.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

Vicksburg, May 10, 1863.

General JOSEPH E. Johnston:

Twenty empty transports passed up Mississippi River by Austin since 7th instant, I presume for more troops. Five thousand of the troops that went to Alabama have returned to Corinth. Force now there 11,000.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

Vicksburg, May 10, 1863.

Colonel WIRT ADAMS, Jackson:

Push your scouts as near the enemy as possible, and keep Raymond's Depot and this place well informed of their movements. Telegraph General [J.] Adams, Jackson, also of any movement of importance.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

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*Four field pieces, tendered by Governor Pettus.

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