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would have been remedied, as you have occupied your present position over a week. On intimation from you, Colonel Waul's Texas Legion was sent you for the express purpose of guarding the river front. The piece promised was not a howitzer, but a 24-pounder siege gun, and was promised to sent as soon as repaired. It will be sent the first moment possible. General Smith has been directed to send two of his best Louisiana regiments, two 12-pounder howitzers to assist you in the protection of the river front. General Bowen's command ordered to hold itself in readiness.

F. M. STAFFORD,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

GRENADA, MISS, May 26, 1863.

General CHALMERS:

Three armed transports passed Yazoo City, coming up the Yazoo.

Had not I better send my cavalry to Greenwood and that vicinity, who have a great many stores and are trying to get them out? Answer. I shall take that step, unless your order the contrary.

J. Z. GEORGE.

Inspection report of army at Vicksburg, for the week ending May 26, 1863.

Command. Total Number of Cartridges

present for guns. in boxes.

duty.

STEVENSON'S DIVISION. 1,733 *1,686 67,440

Barton's brigade

Lee's brigade 1,268 *1,200 49,417

Cummings's brigade 1,927 1,928 77,350

Reynolds' brigade 1,759 1,759 73,360

Total 6,687 6,573 267,567

FORNEY'S DIVISION. 2,523 2,363 94,520

Moore's brigade

Hebert's brigade 1,729 1,810 84,805

Total 4,252 4,173 179,325

SMITHS DIVISION. 1,448 1,450 72,400

Baldwin's brigade

Vaughn's brigade 1,156 917 70,920

Shoup's brigade 1,349 1,342 53,960

Mississippi State --- --- ---

troops+

Total 3,953 3,709 197,280

BOWEN'S DIVISION. 1,636 2,036 32,565

Cockrell's brigade

Green's brigade 828 748 32,920

Total 2,464 2,784 65,485

Colonel Higgins' --- --- ---

command+

Grand total 17,356 17,239 689,657

Command. Cartridges Cartridges Condition

in hands of expended of

ordnance during day. ammunition.

officers.

STEVENSON'S DIVISION. 42,000 {Not Good

Barton's brigade ascertained

.

Lee's brigade 73,400 -do- Do.

Cummings's brigade 116,000 None Do.

Reynolds' brigade 53,000 20 Do.

Total 284,400 20

FORNEY'S DIVISION. 141,780 392 Do.

Moore's brigade

Hebert's brigade 67,225 616 Do.

Total 209,005 1,008

SMITHS DIVISION. 50,000 200 Do.

Baldwin's brigade

Vaughn's brigade 35,000 120 Do.

Shoup's brigade 52,520 300 Do.

Mississippi State --- --- ---

troops+

Total 137,520 620

BOWEN'S DIVISION. 127,650 --- Do.

Cockrell's brigade

Green's brigade 70,900 --- Do.

Total 198,550 ---

Colonel Higgins' --- ---

command+

Grand total 829,475 1,648 Do.

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*Apparent deficiency in arms is occasioned by including non-commissioned staff in "total present,"

+ No report received.

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