War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0862 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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re-enforcements, but has orders to fall back, as none will be sent; they are 3 miles south of Edwards Depot.

JNO. S. BOWEN.

Vicksburg, May 12, 1863.

General FORNEY:

The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you move Vaughn's brigade, now in this city, at once to Mont Alban by land, carrying three days' rations and ammunition, leaving all baggage behind.

J. H. MORRISON,

Aide-de-Camp.

MONTGOMERY, May 12, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON:

Troops all beyond this place. I expect to reach Jackson Thursday morning. General Beauregard desires that we be kept together. I have letters for you.

S. R. GIST.

Vicksburg, May 12, 1863.

Brigadier General John GREGG, Raymond, via Clinton, by Courier:

Do not attack the enemy until he is engaged at Edwards or Big Black Bridge. Be ready to fall on his rear or flank at any moment. Do not allow yourself to be flanked or taken in the rear. Be careful that you do not lose your command.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

Vicksburg, May 12, 1863.

Brigadier-General GREGG, Raymond:

The commanding officers of all troops at Raymond or en route from Jackson will conform to the orders given you.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

RAYMOND, May 12, 1863.

Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON, Bovina:

GENERAL: I am falling back to the Clinton and Jackson road, after fighting the enemy all day. Colonel [W.] Adams has informed me by note that the enemy are advancing on Raymond in strong force. He also has had a fight, and is falling back to Edwards Depot. Prisoners say this is General Logan's command.

JOHN GREGG.

Vicksburg, May 12, 1863.

Major-General LORING, or

Brigadier-General BOWEN, Bovina, MISS.:

Brigadier-General [J. C.] Vaughn's brigade is on its way to Mont Alban, to re-enforce you, if necessary, but must not be called on without it is absolutely necessary, as they may be needed at Chickasaw Bayou.

J. C. PEMBERTON.