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No. 3.

Report of L. D. McKissick.

Memphis, June 3, 1862.
I telegraphed General Villepigue to-day, asking him if he could hold Fort Pillow three days, until we could get telegraph wire and instruments down. Just received following reply:

Will endeavor to do so, but fear disaster; have sent off all ma troops. Cavalhy [902] from above have not arrived as ordered. A great number of desertions; and the enemy captured 4 men this morning, and of course know everything.

Jno. B. Villepigue, Brigadier-General, Commanding. L. D. McKISSICK. General Ruggles, Grenada.

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