War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 0952 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI.

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and ten last night (General McNair's Brigade). I am informed that they expressed their intention before coming here to desert when they got here. I fear that there will be many more unless some of these men are caught and shot. A lieutenant deserted who hat charges against him for disobedience of orders. He is a Yankee; gone to his brethren. He, of course, will give them all the information he has. It all arises from the [lack of] proper enforcement of discipline, so necessary to the utility of a command.



Organization of the forces in and around Jackson, MISS., Major General John C. Breckinridge commanding, June 6, 1863. *

Adams' Brigade.

Brigadier General DANIEL W. ADAMS.

32nd Alabama, Lieutenant Colonel Henry Maury.

13th and 20th Louisiana, Colonel A. Richard.

16th and 25th Louisiana, Colonel D. Gober.

19th Louisiana, Colonel W. P. Winans.

14th Louisiana Battalion, Major James E. Austin.

Washington (Louisiana) Artillery (FIFTH Company), Captain C. H. Slocomb.

Helm's Brigade.

Brigadier General Ben. H. HELM.

41st Alabama, Colonel M. L. Stansel.

2nd Kentucky, Lieutenant Colonel James W. Hewitt.

4th Kentucky, Colonel J. P. Nuckols.

6th Kentucky, Colonel M. H. Cofer.

9th Kentucky, Colonel J. W. Caldwell.

Kentucky Battery, Captain Robert Cobb.

Evans Brigade.

Brigadier General NATHAN G. EVANS.

17th South Carolina, Major J. R. Culp.

18th South Carolina, Colonel W. H. Wallace.

22nd South Carolina, Captain A. C. Peace.

23rd South Carolina, Colonel H. L. Benbow.

26th South Carolina, Colonel A. D. Smith.

Holcombe Legion, Major M. G. Zeigler.

Macbeth (South Carolina) Artillery, Lieutenant B. A. Jeter.

Stovall's Brigade.

Brigadier General M. A. STOVALL.

1st and 3rd Florida, Colonel W. S. Dilworth.

4th Florida, Lieutenant Colonel Ed. Badger.

60th North Carolina, Major W. M. Hardy.

Johnston (Tennessee) Artillery, Captain J. W. Mebane.


47th Georgia, Colonel G. W. M. Williams.

South Carolina Battery, Captain John. Waties.

PANOLA, MISS., June 6, 1863.

General JOSEPH E. Johnston, Canton:

Scouts report force much weakened on Memphis and Charleston Railroad. I have sent McCulloch to reconnoiter in force, and to do them any damage he can.


HEADQUARTERS ON THE RIGHT, Vicksburg, June 7, 1863.

Major R. W. MEMMINGER, Assistant Adjutant-GENERAL:

Major: We have 742 barrels of flour. If we make the ration of it half a pound, the breadstuff will be FIFTEEN days. I request authority therefor.


* NOTE ON ORIGINAL: Colonel [H. B.] Lyon, in command of the cavalry force, has not yet reported.