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[Indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS JACKSON'S CAVALRY DIVISION,

July 24, [1863]-7 a. m.

Respectfully forwarded for the information of the general commanding.

W. H. JACKSON,

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY, July 23, 1863.

Colonel B. S. EWELL, Assistant Adjutant-GENERAL:

COLONEL: Please inform the general commanding that as soon as I hear that the enemy were leaving Jackson, I ordered General Cosby to press forward in their rear with a portion of his command. I also ordered Colonel [L. S.] Ross, with his command, to cross the river above Jackson, and strike at enemy's right flank, and harass them as much as possible.

I regret that my horses are in such condition as to preclude my pursuing vigorously with my whole command.

Hoping this will be satisfactory to the general commanding, I remain, colonel, your obedient servant,

W. H. JACKSON.

P. S. - I shall endeavor to have the cars running to within 2 miles of Brandon to-morrow.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH MIL. DIST., July 23, 1863.

Captain [A. H.] FORREST:

Information has just been received that the enemy were at Durant on yesterday, and were expected at West's to-day. Their force is reported to be about 1,500 strong.

The brigadier-general commanding directs that you collect all detached parties from your command as rapidly as possible, and throw out scouts to observe and report the movements of the enemy. If he advances upon you in force, you will fall back toward this place, skirmishing with him as you retire. Any information you may receive will be forwarded to these headquarters.

I am, &c., very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. A. GOODMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH MIL. DIST., July 23, 1863.

Brigadier-General GEORGE, Commanding THIRD Brigade:

GENERAL: Recent intelligence having rendered it desirable that our forces should be concentrated, the brigadier-general directs that you bring your command to this place with as little delay as practicable.

I am, &c., your obedient servant,

W. A. GOODMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General

GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS Numbers 14.

near Morton, MISS. . July 23, 1863.

The following system of furlough is hereby adopted in this army, to go into effect immediately: Furloughs will be given, at the rate of one