EVANS' BRIGADE, Jackson, July 11, 1863.
Major General S. G. FRENCH, Commanding:
GENERAL: The enemy are erecting a battery, evidently to enfilade our line. It would be well to have cotton bales hauled here to-day, to be put up to-night. I will try to interrupt their party as soon as I can distract the attention of the sharpshooters.
Very truly, yours,
N. G. EVANS,
RAYMOND, July 12, 1863.
General JOSEPH E. Johnston, Commanding, &c, Jackson:
The most of my troops, paroled prisoners, will be in Raymond to-day. Stevenson's DIVISION to-morrow. Many of the men are leaving for their homes without authority. Unless you send me orders to the contrary, I shall move via Bovina to Brandon.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. C. PEMBERTON.
JACKSON, July 12, 1863.
GENERAL: I have learned with high satisfaction the success of your troops this morning; it increases my confidence in your gallant DIVISION. I beg you to say so it for me. Do me the kindness, also, to express to the First and THIRD Florida, Forty-seventh Georgia, and Fourth Florida Regiments the pride and pleasure with which I have accepted the splendid trophies they have presented me. Assure them that I equally appreciate the soldierly courage and kindly feelings to myself which have gained me these noble compliments.
Respectfully and truly, your obedient servant,
J. E. Johnston,
CANTON, July 12, 1863.
I cannot advise you to change your position, nor do I think it safe to send forage near this place. The enemy are now near here. Have been skirmishing this morning.
G. B. COSBY.
MOBILE, July 13, 1863.
Colonel B. S. EWELL, Assistant Adjutant-General.
Can send, if General Johnston deems it expedient, [J. H.] Clanton's command, consisting of 500 or 600 cavalry, and seven or eight companies of infantry. Also one full regiment of infantry. Clanton's cavalry now in neighborhood of Mobile and Ohio Railroad.
DABNEY H. MAURY,
VAUGHAN'S STATION, July 13, 1863.
The operator at Yazoo City reports that Colonel [W. B.] Creasman has abandoned his position at Yazoo City, leaving guns, ammunition,