Escorts and Guards.
Company A, Seventh Tennessee Cavalry, Captain W. F. Taylor.
Independent Company Louisiana Cavalry, Captain J. Y. Webb.
Provost Guard (Company D, Fourth Mississippi Cavalry), Captain James Ruffin.
RESERVE ARTILLERY. *
Major W. C. PRESTON.
Abstract from tri-monthly return of the First Military District, Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles, C. S. Army, commanding, for July 31, 1863.
Present for duty.
Command. Officers Men. Aggregate Aggregate
Field and 13 ---- 13 14
Cavalry 113 1,629 2,148 3,110
Artillery 11 187 226 294
Total 137 1,816 2,387 3,418
REMARKS. - All the cavalry and the artillery (except Rice's and Thrall's companies, which are at Columbus) are in the advance, viz, one regiment at and in the vicinity of Camargo, MISS., one at Shannon, MISS., and the remainder in the vicinity of Pontotoc, MISS.
DEMOPOLIS, July 31, 1863
(Received, Gainesville, Ala., July 31.)
General J. C. PEMBERTON.
Telegrams just received:
RICHMOND, July 29
Lieutenant General J. C. PEMBERTON, Demopolis:
Direct Brigadier-General Cumming to aid in superintending and providing for the paroled prisoners at Atlanta, by payment and a proper supply of clothing.
The above dispatch has been referred to Major-General Stevenson for his action.
RICHMOND, July 29.
Lieutenant-General PEMBERTON, Demopolis:
You are requested to send at your earliest convenience, for the information of the Government, a full report of your operations in Mississippi immediately preceding the battle of Baker's Creek, and until the fall of Vicksburg.
J. A. SEDDON.
R. R. HUTCHINSON.
MORTON, VIA MOBILE, August 2, 1863.
General S. COOPER:
The brother of one of our cavalry scouts just from Vicksburg, where he attempted to obtain information, reports indications that General
*Composition not indicated.