War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0497 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-UNION.

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II. The following-named officers having been duly elected, and being well qualified, are hereby announced: Sergt. W. T. Hughes to be second lieutenant of Carroll's company, Chalmers' battalion, Mississippi Partisans.

By order of Brigadier-General Chalmers:

W. A. GOODMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PANOLA, August 14, 1863.

Captain GOODMAN:

The enemy are certainly coming in force. Put Falkner and McGuirk in motion to support me.

W. F. SLEMONS.

GRENADA, MISS., August 14, 1863.

ColonelW. F. SLEMONS,

Panola:

Have ordered Falkner to move up and McGuirk to collect his men and go to your support.

W. A. GOODMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GRENADA, August 14, 1863.

ColonelW. C. FALKNER,

Commanding First Regiment Mississippi Partisans:

COLONEL: Information has just been received that a column of the enemy, 600 strong, with four pieces of artillery, passed through Byhalia yesterday for Wyatt, and another of the same strength-no artillery reported-passed through Salem for Water Valley.

You will move up with you regiment to prevent the latter from crossing the river, if possible, but if too late for that, you will attack him upon the flank and harass his movements as much as possible.

Your obedient servant,

W. A. GOODMAN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PANOLA, August 14, 1863.

General CHALMERS:

Scout near La Grange reports 600 Yankees passed through Salem, taking Beck's Springs road 3 o'clock yesterday evening. Have four wagons, two ambulances; have six days' rations, and bound for Water Valley.

THOS. HENDERSON,

Captain Independent Scouts.

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