War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0851 Chapter XXXVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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Vicksburg, May 10, 1863.

Colonel WIRT ADAMS, Jackson:

Proceed at once to Edwards Depot, and take command of all the cavalry there and at Raymond, for operation against the enemy. Report to me your arrival there. Your command will remain at Raymond.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

Vicksburg, May 10, 1863.

Colonel WIRT ADAMS, Jackson:

General Gregg is ordered to Raymond. Direct your cavalry there to scout thoroughly, and keep him informed.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

Vicksburg, May 10, 1863.

General John S. BOWEN, Bovina:

The lieutenant-general commanding says that he is sending troops to Raymond from Jackson; that you will operate against enemy, to capture or repel, as opportunity offers, and that you will only employ cavalry with you in scouting parties until you hear from him.

Very respectfully, &c.,

J. C. PEMBERTON.

BOVINA, May 10, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

If the enemy advance in force, shall I give battle at Edwards Depot, or withdraw to the intrenchments, which will probably be finished this evening?

JNumber S. BOWEN.

Vicksburg, May 10, 1863.

General John S. BOWEN, Bovina:

Withdraw to intrenchments if they advance in heavy force.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

Vicksburg, May 10, 1863.

General GREGG, Jackson:

Move your brigade promptly to Raymond, taking three days' rations, and carrying only cooking utensils and ammunition; no baggage. Let no one get ahead of you, or through your lines to the enemy, or know of your movements. Use Wirt Adams' cavalry at Raymond for advanced pickets.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

HEADQUARTERS LORING'S DIVISION, At J. Whittaker's House, May 10, 1863.

Major R. W. MEMMINGER,

Assistant Adjutant-GENERAL:

MAJOR: In accordance with instructions, I moved my DIVISION last night and this morning. I find that General Stevenson received no information from department headquarters relative to my guarding the Hall's Ferry Road, and was not ordered to move Taylor's brigade.