War of the Rebellion: Serial 042 Page 0031 Chapter XXXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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department will make their reports and returns to General Greer, and be under and subject to his orders.

By command of Lieutenant General E. Kirby Smith:

S. S. ANDERSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DIST. OF TEX., N. MEX., AND ARIZ., Numbers 149.

Houston, June 3, 1863.

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XVIII. Major-General Magruder, commanding this district, hereby assumes command of the post of Niblett's Bluff. The commanding officer of the troops stationed at that post will at once report in writing to the major-general commanding at Houston, Tex., furnishing a field return of the troops under his command.

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By command of Major-General Magruder:

EDMUND P. TURNER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CANTON, MISS., June 4, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel J. L. LOGAN,

Clinton, via Osyka:

Your dispatch of the 2nd received. Keep me advised of events near Port Hudson, and move no farther that you may be compelled until further orders.

J. E. JOHNSON,

General.

HEADQUARTERS LEFT WING, June 4, 1863.

Major [T. F.] WILLSON,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: I have the honor to report that the following is a correct list of the commands and their respective numbers, commencing on the extreme right, to wit: Major James T. Coleman (five companies), 254 men; Major E. H. Messick (a part of Lyles' regiment), 150 men; Lieutenant Colonel E. C. Jordan (Twelfth Arkansas), 210 men; Captain [O. P.] Amecker (a part of Wingfield's battalion), 175 men; Captain [J. H.] Cofer (two companies Thirty-ninth Mississippi, near Lieutenant Harman's gun), 80 men; Lieutenant [W. W.] Wilkins (Captain [R. T.] English's company, Thirty-ninth Mississippi), 285 men; Captain [William] Weathersby (two companies Thirty-ninth Mississippi, on ridge in front of my left), 100 men; Lieutenant [E. A.] Toledane (at 12-pounder howitzer near Major Bennett's stable), 7 men. Total number along the line left wing, 1,301 men.

Respectfully submitted.

J. S. MELVIN,

Adjutant Thirty-ninth Mississippi.

P. S.-There is at the slaughter-house one piece of light artillery under Lieutenant [J. A.] Purvis; one on extreme left, Lieutenant T. L. Sorrells; one at corn house, Lieutenant [J. E. D.] Rowe; one on river bank near post quartermaster, Lieutenant Brown.