War of the Rebellion: Serial 042 Page 0039 Chapter XXXVIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-UNION.

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BENTON [CANTON?], MISS., June 8, 1863.

Lieutenant Colonel JOHN L. LOGAN,

Clinton, via Osyka:

Your dispatch of yesterday received. You must not come at once to Jackson. You are not wanted there.

On the contrary, you ought not to be driven back by 4,000 Eastern troops. When you find the enemy too strong, fall back only so far as may be necessary, hindering and retarding his advance.



Abstract from tabular statement of troops in the Department of the Gulf, Major General Dabney H. Maury, C. S. Army, commanding, June 8, 1863.

Command Effective Aggregat Aggregate Stations.

strength. e present

present and


[J. E.] 1,900 2,255 2,837 Bay Shore and

Slaughters Spanish River

brigade batteries, Camp

Beulah, Choctaw

and Overn Bluffs,

Fort Appalachee,

Mobile, and Pinto


[W. L.] 1,229 1,321 1,512 Camps Powell and

Powell's Withers, Forts

brigade Ganies and Morgan

and Grant's Pass

Eastern 1,175 1,313 1,460 Camp Lomax, Fla.,

Division and Pollard, Ala.



Post of 189 211 245 East Pascaguola,

Pascagoula and Jackson's

(J. H. Creek,. West

Marshall) Pascaguola River

Total 4,493 5,100 6,054


Infantry 2,908 3,373 3,929

Cavalry 720 789 925

Artillery 865 939 1,200

Total 4,493 5,100 6,054

Troops in the Department of the Gulf, June 8, 1863.

Slaughter's Bridge.

17th Alabama.

21st Alabama (First Battalion).

54th [57th] Alabama.*

Gid. Nelson (Alabama) Artillery.+

Humes' (Tennessee) battery.++

Hutchinson's (Alabama) battery.

Ward's (Alabama) battery.

Post of Pascaguola.

Dorrance Rangers.

Mobile Dragoons.

Eastern Division.

29th Alabama.

Florida Cavalry Battalion (three companies).

Amos's Partisona Rangers.

England's section of artillery.

Powell's Brigade.

1st Alabama Artillery Battalion.

21st Alabama (Second Battalion).

1st Confederate.

Baldwin Rangers.

City Troop.

Partisan Rangers (detachment).


*Temporarily attached (a new regiment) from Clanton's brigade.

+One section at Pascaguola.

++One section in Powell's brigade.