ay; that General Pemberton's forces, except the garrison of Port Hudson (five thousand) and of Vicksburgh, were at Edwards's Depot — the General's headquarters at Bovina; that four divisions of the enemy, under Sherman, occupied Clinton, ten miles west of Jackson, between Edwards's Depot and ourselves.
I was aware that reenforcew going on in my front.
On the afternoon of the same day I received General Pemberton's first reply to the order sent him from Jackson to attack Sherman, dated Bovina, May fourteenth, nine o'clock and ten minutes A. M., as follows:
I move at once with my whole available force from Edwards' Depot.
In directing this move I domarched fifteen miles in the direction indicated in General Pemberton's note, received the previous evening.
In the afternoon a letter was brought from him dated Bovina, May seventeenth, a copy of which has been forwarded to the War Department.
In this, referring to my despatch of May thirteenth from Jackson, General Pemberton w