War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0734 KY.,SW. VA.,TENN.,MISS.,N. ALA.,AND N. GA. Chapter XLII.

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RICHMOND, October 9, 1863.

General J. E. JOHNSTON:

It is deemed very important to secure the removal, if possible, of the remaining locomotives and cars, and the material of those partially destroyed, to this side of Pearl River. Can you not give the officers of the Engineer Bureau building the Pearl bridge protection and facilities?

JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

MERIDIAN, October 10, 1863.

General S. COOPER,

Richmond:

The following dispatch just received:

LIVINGSTON, October 10.

Fourteen transports, loaded with troops, passed up on 6th; one boat with cavalry, the rest infantry; supposed to be the rest of Sherman's corps; Sherman reported at Memphis.

W. H. JACKSON,

Brigadier-General.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

(Same to General Bragg.)

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. CAVALRY IN MISSISSIPPI,

Numbers 32.

Canton, October 10, 1863.

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IV. Major John T. Sibley, quartermaster, having reported at these headquarters, is assigned to duty as chief paymaster of the Cavalry in Mississippi, and all estimates relating to the pay department will be forwarded to him at Canton, Miss.

By command of Major General S. D. Lee:

G. W. HOLT,

Major and Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, October 10, 1863.

Lieutenant-General LONGSTREET,

Chickamauga:

I am told your quartermaster has returned. He stated that you sent him to apply to me for artillery horses and field transportation. I had not horses enough for my little force, but intended to procure them in Eastern and Northern Alabama, and to give him eighty wagons.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

CONFIDENTIAL.] NEAR CHATTANOOGA, October 10, 1863.

[General G. T. BEAUREGARD:]

DEAR BROTHER: I arrived here last night at the same time as the President and staff. On hearing of his visiting General Bragg, I