War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0943 Chapter XXXVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. -CONFEDERATE.

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HDQRS. DEPT. MISS. AND E. La., Vicksburg, June 2, 1863.

Brigadier-General BOWEN, Commanding DIVISION:

GENERAL: I am directed by the lieutenant-general commanding to say that you will place the brigade of Brigadier-General Green in the trenches at the point he indicated to you last evening. Colonel Cockrell's brigade you will hold in reserve at some well-covered point near the center. Both brigades will remain under your command as heretofore.

I have the honor to be, general, your obedient servant,

W. H. McCARDLE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

JACKSON, June 2, 1863.

General Johnston, Commanding, Canton:

Mr. Johnston has just arrived. He made two ineffectual attempts to get into Port Hudson. He states that in his opinion the cavalry commanders are inefficient. He saw too much drunkenness among officers and men.

BENJ. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE WEST, Number -. Jackson, MISS., June 2, 1863.

Surg. D. W. Yandell is hereby appointed medical director and Captain L. R. Evans chief of ordnance of the forces commanded by General J. E. Johnston, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

By command of General Johnston:

BENJ. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF THE WEST, Numbers 93. Jackson, MISS., June 2, 1863.

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IV. Colonel [H. B.] Lyon, commanding Eighth Kentucky Regiment, is assigned to the command of all cavalry force in the direction of Clinton, including the command of lieutenant-Colonel [W. N.] Brown, who is hereby directed to report to Colonel Lyon. Colonel Lyon will establish his headquarters as near Big Black as possible, and send his scouting parties as far in advance as he can, and will give every protection in his power to the people of that region by checking and preventing marauding incursions by the enemy. Colonel Lyon will report to General Breckinridge, and will immediately inform him of the point be selects for his headquarters, of the whole number of mounted men in his command, and what disposition he has made of them.

Major General S. J. Gholson, commanding, &c., is hereby authorized to raise and organize in the State of Mississippi as large a number of mounted men as he can. These men will be received into the service of the Confederate Government for any length of time, not exceeding six months, as soon as their organization is completed.

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By command of General Johnston:

BENJ. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.