War of the Rebellion: Serial 038 Page 1042 Mississippi, WEST TENNESSEE, ETC. Chapter XXXVI. .

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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

present. present

and

absent.

Field and 13 ---- 13 14

staff

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.

S. COOPER.

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.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

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*Composition not indicated.

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