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forks of Hall's Ferry and Warrenton and Hall's Ferry road at 8 o'clock, and, if I receive no instructions there, I shall proceed, via Lanier's, to Bovina and Big Black Bridge.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

C. L. STEVENSON.

NEAR R. GIBSON'S, May 12, 1863-7 p. m.

Major MEMMINGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Vicksburg:

MAJOR: Your letter of this afternoon, with regard to the movements of my DIVISION, has just been received. In reply thereto, I have to state that my command moved at 6 o'clock.

Respectfully,

C. L. STEVENSON.

HDQRS. DEPT. MISS. AND E. La., Vicksburg, MISS., May 12, 1863.

Major General C. L. STEVENSON, near Vicksburg:

GENERAL: The lieutenant-general commanding directs that you follow the movement of General Loring and keep well up with him. The lieutenant-general commanding leaves direct for Bovina this evening.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. W. MEMMINGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF Mississippi AND EASTERN LOUISIANA, Vicksburg, May 12, 1863.

Major General C. L. STEVENSON:

Send forward two of your brigades to the bridge, and stop the remainder of your DIVISION at Lanier's. The lieutenant-general will be in Bovina to-night.

J. THOMPSON,

Assistant Inspector-General.

Extract from letter of W. A. Warner, sent to Vicksburg to examine and report on the condition of meat at that place.

Vicksburg, May 12, 1863.

MAJOR:

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I find Captain George A. Woodward, department commissary, has on hand:

Pounds.

Bacon sides, in fine order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 270,000

Old sides bacon, in fine order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9,000

Old jowls, in fine order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,000

Old sides, in bad order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65,000

Hams and shoulders, in bad order . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,000

Spoiled meat, too bad for issue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,000

Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385,000