War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0491 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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about a good understanding when it is so important one should exist.

I write I know when I say that General Johnston never since I have been with him has spoken one word of unkindness about the President; on the other hand has indulged frequently in language of respect and regard for him, and if any other impression has been sought to be made on the mind of your brother, as I have reason to believe is the case, it is the work, I repeat, of mischief-makers and meddlers - I may add calumniators. With the military questions involved in the Mississippi campaign I have nothing to do. I cannot help thinking that if errors have been committed they had better be canvassed after the enemy have been put a little farther from our doors; but on the personal bearing of the case I feel that I am not wrong in communicating to you what I know touching the feelings of General Johnston. I write this letter of my own motion and on my own responsibility.

With high personal consideration and respect, I have the honor to be, dear sir, your obedient servant,

E. J. HARVIE,

Colonel and Inspector-General.

HEADQUARTERS COMMISSARY DEPARTMENT, Morton, Miss., August 12, 1863.

Major A. D. BANKS,

Chief of Subsistence:

I have the honor to submit the following report as to the amount of subsistence stores on hand at the several depots:

R a t i o n s.

Date. Post or Officer in Bacon. Beef. Wheat

station. charge. .

August Morton J. B. Johnson 8,000

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----

12

11 Meridian W. T. Edwards 60,000

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----

11 Enterprise Josh Bartlett 2,000 8,000 ----

8 Demopolis J. S. Carpenter 46,000 230,000 (a)

12 Okolona, J. T. 84,000 993,000 (c)

West

Point, Shaaff

Columbus,

and Macon.

Total 200,000 1,231,000 a c

R a t i o n s.

Date. Post or Officer Co Flour. Meal. Sugar.

station. in rn

charge.

August Morton J. B. John 65,000 50,000 66,000

12 son

11 Meridian W. T. Edwa 45,000 50,000 588,000

rds

11 Enterpris Josh 14,000 10,000 60,000

e Bartlett

8 Demopolis J. S. Carp 3,000 75,000 1,700,000

enter (b)

12 Okolona, T. J. 117,000 114,000 911,333

West (d)

Point, Shaaff

Columbus,

and

Macon.

Total b d 244,000 299,500 3,325,333

R a t i o n s.

Date. Post or Officer Soap. Salt. Vinegar.

station. in

charge.

August Morton J. B. Johns 240,000 400,000 140,000

12 on

11 Meridian W. T. Edwar 1,200,000 300,000 647,000

ds

11 Enterprise Josh 10,000 20,000 9,000

Bartlett

8 Demopolis J. S. Carpe 400,000 360,000 675,000

nter

12 Okolona, T. J. 1,647,500 855,000 700,000

West

Point, Shaaff

Columbus,

and Macon.

Total 3,497,500 1,935,000 2,172,000

R a t i o n s.

Date. Post or Officer Candles. Molasses. Rice.

station. in

charge.

August Morton J. B. Johns

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-------

63,550

12 on

11 Meridian W. T. Edwar

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-------

37,000

ds

11 Enterprise Josh

--------

17,000 150,000

Bartlett

8 Demopolis J. S. Carpe

--------

6,000 110,000

nter

12 Okolona, T. J. 32,333

--------

473,000

West

Point, Shaaff

Columbus,

and Macon.

Total 32,333 23,000 835,150

a 200 sacks.

b 2,000 sacks.

c 19,000 sacks.

d 20,000 bushels, in ear.