open letter to his address, by the hands of General Taylor, a member of my staff. I hope you will facilitate him in his passage in going to and returning from Vicksburg.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. C. PEMBERTON,
HEADQUARTERS, Brandon, July 15, 1863
Major General MARTIN L. SMITH, Vicksburg:
GENERAL: The President has asked for the names of the several general officers and their staffs, and list of the officers and men surrendered in the terms of the capitulation of Vicksburg. I desire you to furnish me with the rolls, if completed, of the paroled prisoners; if not completed, you will send me the names of the general officers and their staffs, the number and grade of all other officers, commissioned and non-commissioned, and the number of the private soldiers paroled. Also the number of each grade who marched out of Vicksburg as effective. I trust you will furnish this information with the least possible delay.
I am, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
J. C. PEMBERTON.
HDQRS. FIFTH MIL. DIST., DEPT. . MISS., AND E. La.,
Panola, July 15, 1863.
Brigadier General J. Z. GEORGE, Commanding THIRD Brigade:
GENERAL: The brigadier-general commanding directs me to say that if you should be compelled to fall back from this place, and afterward from the Yockeney Bridge, you may use your discretion in either retreating to Grenada (as directed in Paragraph XII, of Special Orders, Numbers 95.), or in crossing the Tallahatchee River into the Mississippi bottom, as you may think best.
I am, &c., your obedient servant,
W. A. GOODMAN,
Abstract from return of Breckinridge's DIVISION, at Jackson, MISS., July 15, 1863.
Command. Office Men Effectiv Aggregat Aggregat
rs e total e e
Adams' 150 1,739 1,681 2,092 3,426
Helm's 175 1,752 1,721 2,067 2,958
Stowall's 145 1,419 1,419 1,941 3,196
Total 470 4,910 4,821 6,100 9,580
RICHMOND, July 16, 1863. (Received July 17.)
General PEMBERTON, Brandon:
Yours of 14th and 15th received. Had mine of 14th reached you?
Do the men insist on leaving when service is offered, or is it to avoid a camp for paroled prisoners? Withdraw your troops to Demopolis, and