War of the Rebellion: Serial 056 Page 0723 Chapter XLIII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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party of the enemy rushing out upon a house in front of our skirmish-line and firing it. It was occupied by 5 or 6 sharpshooters, who must have been annoying the enemy. The firing of the artillery was by us.

Very respectfully,

G. M. SORREL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MISSION RIDGE, November 20, 1863.

JEFFERSON DAVIS,

President:

Have kept General Jones informed as far as I knew. The commander of my expedition has not advised me of any part of his operations. A dispatch from him about a pontoon bridge was dated yesterday, 5 miles from Knoxville. I am very much embarrassed, but repeated calls meet no response.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

MERIDIAN, November 20, 1863.

Major-General MAURY:

General Bragg wants help. Asks, if Banks being engaged elsewhere, if you can spare some force? Will give skeleton regiments, to be filled at Mobile, for your full ones. Can you make the exchange?

By command of General Johnston:

BENJ. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

OKOLONA, November 20, 1863.

General CHALMERS:

Will leave for Grenada to-morrow. Notify General Ferguson by telegraph at this place if enemy advance in force on you before my arrival at Grenada.

S. D. LEE,

Major-General.

OXFORD, MISS., November 20, 1863.

Maj. G. W. HOLT,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Canton:

Henderson's scouts report enemy at Corinth re-enforced by two regiments; whole force, 3,600 men. Small squad scouting in Confederate uniforms. No indications of raid.

J. R. CHALMERS,

Brigadier-General.