War of the Rebellion: Serial 053 Page 0755 Chapter XLII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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MERIDIAN, October 16, 1863.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Demopolis:

General Buford telegraphs Jackson is fighting between Brownsville and Clinton. Force of enemy one infantry and one cavalry brigade under Major-General Logan. One half of Buford's brigade reaches Grenada at 2 o'clock to-day. The other half will leave Canton when General Adams arrives.

BENJ. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, October 16, 1863.

Major-General LORING,

Brandon:

General Jackson reports enemy approaching Brownsville in force. General Adams' brigade ought to be at Canton as soon as possible to protect it from the supposed raid.

BENJ. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, October 16, 1863.

Major General S. D. LEE,

Near Tuscumbia, Ala., via Okolona:

General Chalmers telegraphed on 14th instant: "Federals, with infantry, cavalry, and artillery, passed through Holly Springs going south toward Wyatt." Telegraphs on 16th from Water Valley: "Enemy retired, burning in every direction."

BENJ. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, October 16, 1863.

Major-General LORING,

Brandon:

State where Adams' brigade is, and when it will reach Canton. General Jackson reports the enemy's force one division of infantry, one brigade of cavalry, with artillery.

BENJ. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MERIDIAN, October 16, 1863.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Demopolis:

I have sent word to General Adams to press on to Canton, and directed General Buford to retain at Canton the half of his brigade now there till General Adams arrives.

BENJ. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.