rter's squadron, which was in readiness.
To oppose him, Lieutenant-General Pemberton, who commanded the Department of Mississippi and East Loore General Holmes should be ordered to unite his forces with General Pemberton's without delay.
As a reply, he read me a letter of late datments of General Bragg and Lieutenant-Generals E. Kirby Smith and Pemberton, each to command his department under me. In acknowledging this o a telegram from the adjutant-general, informing me that Lieutenant-General Pemberton was falling back before a very superior force; that Lieuficient force from General Bragg's command to the aid of Lieutenant-General Pemberton.
I replied that Lieutenant-General Holmes's troops could of his men under Major-General C. L. Stevenson to report to General Pemberton.
The order was given as the President's. He then set out to ght — the usual defect of Confederate engineering.
Lieutenant-General J. C. Pemberton, C. S. A. From a photograph.
He also conferred w