OXFORD, November 23, 1863.
Colonel B. S. EWELL:
Just received following from Panola:
The negro order doing incalculable injury. Ten negroes driven to the woods and enemy to one impressed. Can you get it suspended.
WM. F. SLEMONS,
J. R. CHALMERS,
MERIDIAN, November 23, 1863.
His Excellency CHARLES CLARK, Columbus:
I have directed suspension of orders for impressing negroes in the Northwest.
J. E. JOHNSTON.
Abstract from return of the Cavalry in Mississippi, Maj. Gen. Stephen D. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding, for November 23, 1863; headquarters Grenada, Miss.
Command Officer Men Effectiv Aggregat Remarks
s e total e
Jackson's 230 2,956 3,186 4,009
Chalmers' 254 2,398 2,611 3,064 Report made out
division from only
Ross' brigade 59 - - 888
Total 543 5,354 5,797 7,961
Organization of Cavalry in Mississippi, commanded by Maj. General Stephen D. Lee, C. S. Army, November 23, 1863.*
Brig. Gen. WILLIAM H. JACKSON.
Escort Company, Lieutenant H. W. Watkins.
Provost Guard, Lieutenant H. L. P. McGee.
Brig. General GEORGE B. COSBY.
4th Mississippi, Maj. J. L. Harris.
28th Mississippi, Captain George T. Blackburn.
Ballentine's Regiment, Colonel John G. Ballentine.
Wirt Adams' Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Robert C. Wood,jr.
Escort, Lieutenant W. B. Watkins.
Clark [Missouri] Battery, Lieutenant James L. Farris.
Colonel H. P. MABRY.
1st Texas Squadron, Captain R. W. Billups.
3rd Texas, Lieutenant Colonel J. S. Boggess.
6th Texas [detachment], Maj. Jack Wharton.
9th Texas, Lieutenant Colonel D. W. Jones.
Escort, Lieutenant Rush L. Elkin.
Columbus [Georgia] Artillery, Lieutenant Alfred J. Young.
*Same organization and commanders reported for November 18, 1863, in Jackson's division.