War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0492 KY.,SW.VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N.ALA., AND N.GA. Chapter XLII.

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R a t i o n s.

Date. Post or Officer in Pease. Lard. Whisky.

station. charge.

Gall.

August Morton J. B. Johnson

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12

11 Meridian W. T. Edwards 14,800

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4,600

11 Enterprise Josh 110,000 1,000

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Bartlett

8 Demopolis J. S. Carpente 300

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12 Okolona, J. T. Shaaff 130,000 4,750 4,960

West Point,

Columbus,

and Macon.

Total 255,900 5,750 9,560

R a t i o n s.

Date. Post or Officer in Mutton. Hard Rye. Shelle

station. charge. bread. d

corn.

Bu. Bu.

August Morton J. B. Johnson

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38,000 --- ----

12

11 Meridian W. T. Edwards

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11 Enterpris Josh 1,000

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e Bartlett

8 Demopolis J. S. Carpente

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12 Okolona, J. T. Shaff 1,000

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50 21,000

West

Point,

Columbus,

and

Macon.

Total 2,000 38,000 50 21,000

The above exhibits the amount of stores now on hand. A sufficiency of beef-cattle is in charge of post commissary, and distributed as wants of the army require it. A large lot of cattle are being pastured in the vicinity of Newton Station, from which any unusual wants of the army can be promptly supplied. The wareroom accommodations at this point could be extended to 75,000 or 100,000 additional rations. At Forrest Station there is a fine, large, and commodious depot building that would store from 500,000 to 600,000 rations. For protection of stores and convenience in shipping promptly this place is superior to any other point on line of railroad. A detail of a company of men for fatigue purposes, and as guard, would be necessary if it should be adopted as a depot for accumulating stores.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. E. MOORE,

Major and Assistant Chief of Subsistence.

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

Brig. General J. R. CHALMERS,

Commanding,&c.:

SIR: Brigadier-General Jackson's command is now on the west side of Pearl River. He has a force in the neighborhood of Canton in protection of the railroad.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

BENJ. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GRENADA, MISS., August 12, 1863.

Captain A. H. FORREST,

Care Lieutenant Burton, Vaiden:

Enemy reported at Yazoo City. Watch their movements closely. Send your organized companies to Vaughan's Station to protect stores.

By order of Brigadier-General Chalmers:

W. A. GOODMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.