War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0880 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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BOVINA, May 14, 1863.

Brigadier-General TILGHMAN, [Baldwin's Ferry:]

Your DIVISION has been ordered forward to Clinton. Immediately on the receipt of this note, you will at once move on, via Big Black Bridge, to join your DIVISION with your brigade. Great caution must be observed on your part to prevent being cut off. You will compose the rear-guard of the column. All stranglers must be collected on the march and brought along.

By order of Lieutenant-General Pemberton:

J. THOMPSON,

Assistant Inspector-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. MISS. AND E. La., Bovina, May 14, 1863.

Brigadier-General TILGHMAN:

All the cavalry now WEST of Big Black River will remain subject to the order of Major-General Forney. A commissioned officer and 20 men will be directed by you to report to Brigadier-General Vaughn, now in front of Big Black Bridge, for scouting duty.

By order of Lieutenant-General Pemberton:

J. THOMPSON,

Assistant Inspector-General.

EDWARDS DEPOT, May 14, 1863.

Brigadier-General TILGHMAN, Baldwin's Ferry:

I sent orders by courier this morning for you to move with your command to join your DIVISION. You will join your DIVISION immediately, and report to me when you will be at Bovina. I will have train to bring you on here from Bovina, if possible.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

EDWARDS DEPOT, May 14, 1863.

Operator at Bovina:

Hand this to General Tilghman on his arrival at Bovina:

You will move your command by cars to this point. Trains will come and go until all are moved.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

BOVINA, May 14, 1863.

Brigadier-General VAUGHN, Big Black Bridge:

The army will be moved forward toward Clinton. General Tilghman will leave his position on the Baldwin's Ferry road, and leave that ferry unprotected. You will continue to occupy the trenches in front of the railroad bridge, but keep a sharp lookout for your rear. In case you have to meet too large a force, and shall be compelled to fall back, you will withdraw in the direction of Milldale, so as to prevent being cut off. A commissioned officer and 20 men of the cavalry will report to you for scouting duty in your front.

By order of Lieutenant-General Pemberton:

J. THOMPSON,

Assistant Inspector-General.