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OKOLONA, August 27, 1863.

General CHALMERS:

General Jackson reports enemy, infantry and cavalry, moving toward Yazoo City from Vicksburg. Hold your command now at Grenada in readiness to join Jackson on his notification as to the necessity, to attack and punish the enemy if prudent. Answer.

S. D. LEE,

Major-General.

OKOLONA, August 27, 1863.

Brigadier-General CHALMERS.

General Jackson reports the enemy has retired from Yazoo.

S. D. LEE,

Major-General.

Abstract from tri-monthly report of the troops in Ferguson's cavalry brigade, Brigadier General Samuel W. Ferguson, C. S. Army, commanding, August 27, 1863; headquarters Okolona, Miss.

Present for duty.

Command. Office Men. Effect Aggreg Aggrega Aggrega

rs. ive ate te te last

total presen present report.

presen t. and

t. absent.

2nd Alabama - - - - - 949

Cavalry

50th - - - - - -

Alabama

Regiment

12th - - - - - 654

Mississippi

Regiment

2nd - - - - - 548

Tennessee

Regiment

Total 117 1,547 - 2,098 3,069 -

Abstract from return of Logan's cavalry, Colonel John L. Logan commanding, August 27, 1863; headquarters Georgetown, Miss.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers Men. Effectiv Aggregate Aggregat

. e total present. e

present. present

and

absent.

11th and - - - - -

17th

Arkansas

Regiments

(consolidat

ed).

9th - - - - -

Tennessee

Battalion

Cavalry.

Cage's - - - - -

battalion

(Louisiana)

cavalry.

Garland's - - - - -

battalion

(Mississipp

i) cavalry.

Hughes' - - - - -

battalion

(Mississipp

i) cavalry.

Rhodes' - - - - -

unattached

(Mississipp

i) company

cavalry.

Stockdale's - - - - -

(Mississipp

i)

battalion

cavalry.

Roberts' - - - - -

battery

Total 63 513 588 720 2,213

Pieces of artillery.

Command. Heavy. Field. Aggregate Remarks.

last

return.

11th and - - - -

17th

Arkansas

Regiments

(consolidate

d).

9th - - - -

Tennessee

Battalion

Cavalry.

Cage's - - - Ordered to

battalion General

(Louisiana) Pillow's

cavalry. bureau.

Garland's - - - -

battalion

(Mississippi

) cavalry.

Hughes' - - - Do.

battalion

(Mississippi

) cavalry.

Rhodes' - - - -

unattached

(Mississippi

) company

cavalry.

Stockdale's - - - On

(Mississippi detached

) battalion service.

cavalry.

Roberts' - - - -

battery.

Total - 4 2,202 -

HEADQUARTERS,

Sweet Water, Tenn., August 27, 1863.

His Excellency JEFFERSON DAVIS:

DEAR SIR: Agreeably to your request I write you. On my return from Richmond General Bragg ordered paroled camps to be estab-