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9, 1861. R. W. Habersham, Beaufort, S. C., sabrelance, August 6, 1861 Phidello Hall, Springfield, Texas, automatic breech-loading gun, August 10, 1861. Arthur E. Hall, South Quay, Va., camp bedstead, October 1, 1861. Afred G. Hearn, Arkadelphia, Ark., machine for measuring distances, Sept. 1, 1861. R. C. Howe, Richmond, Va., camp chest and bedstead combined, Oct. 29, 1861. J. L. Jones, Tally Ho, N. C., carriage wheels, Aug. 26, 1861. Edward T. Ligon, Demopolis, Ala., breech-loading firearms, Sept. 21, 1861. James Lynch, Petersburg, Va., cannon, Oct. 4, 1861. M. A. McLeod, Thibodaux, La., apparatus for clarifying cane juice, Nov. 11, 1861. T. W. Moore, Person county, N. C., ploughs Nov. 11. 1861. Daniel Oswall, Cabahatchee, Ala., breech loading cannon, Oct. 15, 1861. E. J. Park, Memphis, Tenn., Tanning, Oct. 10, 1861. Geo. W. Peabody, Columbus, Ga., waterproof composition, Nov. 20, 1861. Arnaud Preat, Gravel Hill,
mmediately ordered there to the rear, and numbers of their wounded are still lying in front of our works, filling the air with cries for help, which their inhuman leaders refuse to allow to be given. The citizens of Jackson are all encamped near Horseshoe Lake, in cypress swacap, undergoing all the privations of camp life yet them seem to be cheerful and hopeful.--A general prayer meeting is held daily, and amidst the sharp cracking of the rides and the sullen roar of the artillery, their prayers and supplications go up to him who hears the young ravens when they cry, that our gallant army may succeed in driving back the fiends who seek to desolate their homes and imbrue their hands in the blood of their fathers and brothers. Gen. Pemberton and his Striff arrived last night. The General looks quite feeble from excessive fatigues and privation. The prisoners will reach Brandon today. From there they will go to the camp for paroled prisoners at Demopolis, until exchanged.
ry Advertiser writes from Meridian, Miss, July 19th, as follows: The army retreated from Jackson on the 17th, this becoming necessary, as the enemy was largely reinforced and was making a flank movement twelve miles above and had crossed the Pearl river. Is the different assaults made upon our at Jackson they were repulsed with great but their overpowering numbers told again upon as, and it was found necessary to retreat. Ge. Johnston's forces encamped last night near Morton, thirty miles this side of Jackson and sixty miles from this place. Rumor says. the next stand will be made at or near Demopolis, on the Tombigbee river, but I don't think the retreat will be extended to the, although that point will be pleased in a condition. Lieut. Gen. Hasdon passed down this morning to wards Johnston's army, and it is said he in to convey the place or who is eternally d — d by the paroled from Vicksburg. They denounce him as a er a food, and their rep place him in a very
a gallantry and endurance of hardships almost without parallel in defence of the most important point in the Confederacy, should be kept together, and by an immediate exchange, meet and defeat the enemy upon an equal field. Many of you have been long absent from your homes, and I fully sympathize with you in your natural desire to see those you best love. The President has yielded to my application, and you are permitted to visit your homes for the longest period the country can possibly dispense with your services. Some of you will remain at home a longer and some a less time. I give each and all of you, who desire it, a leave of absence for thirty days from the date of the promulgation of this order. I confidently hope that not due man of the army of Vicksburg will be found absent from his post at the expiration of this period. After the expiration of the thirty days the command is to be assembled at Demopolis, Ala, where it will be armed and equipped to meet the enemy.
the strife. The army grows "beautifully less." July 13.--Resumed march for Byram this morning, via Cooper's Wells. Crossed Pearl river by a flat, and camped on the east bank for the night. Yankees were at Byram yesterday, sunk this flat and destroyed several railroad cars. Our Engineer corps--Major Samuel H. Lockett, commanding — promptly placed the flat in good condition. July 14.--The Alabamians, Georgians, Tennesseeans, Missourians, and several Mississippi regiments, have passed through Brandon, en route to Enterprise and Demopolis. General Pemberton has established his headquarters at Brandon, until he hears from Richmond on the furlough question. A few Mississippians and Louisianians are here also, waiting to be furloughed in due form. Gen. Johnston is leaving Jackson tonight; his wagon train is now passing through Brandon. And here I will wind up my Journal of the Siege of Vicksburg, and prepare to evacuate the beautiful capital of the "free State" of Rankin.
From the Southwest. Meridian, Miss., Aug. 15. --Indications point to a projected raid by the Yankees to the Yazoo Valley. The yellow fever is reported to be seriously malignant at Vicksburg. The troops of Pemberton's army are fast returning to camp at Demopolis, by every train.
Gen. J. C. Vaughn telegraphs to Knoxville from Richmond, under date of the 16th, that the prisoners from East Tennessee, paroled at Vicksburg and elsewhere, will rendezvous at some point in East Tennessee, instead of Demopolis, Ala. All parties leaving Columbus, Ga., whether ladies or gentlemen, are obliged to pay one dollar for passports. Five thousand Texans have arrived at Morton, Miss., since the fall of Vicksburg, and five thousand more are coming. The Exchange Hotel, at Danville, Va., has been sold, with 127 acres of land near there, for $38,000. Rev. Thos. Murphy, a Catholic priest, of Wilmington, N. C., died on the 20th inst. Hon. Thos. H. Watts, Governor elect of Alabama, is on a visit to Montgomery, Ala.
Justice to Missourian. --The following official order from Lieut.-Gen. Pemberton does justice to the gallant Missourian who aided in the defence of Vicksburg: Headq'rs Demopolis, Ala., July 25th, 1863. Special Order, No. 182. I. The President, desiring to acknowledge his appreciation of the heroism and noble valor displayed by the troops from the State of Missouri during the siege of Vicksburg, and in the various engagements preceding that, the following extract from a telegram received by the Lieutenant-General Commanding from him, is published; "The gallant Missourian have my cordial thanks.--Their patriotism will be remembered. I hope others will emulate their heroism, and follow their example." By order of Lieut.-Gen. Pemberton. (Signed,) F. M. Stafford, A. A. A. G. Official: R. H. Memminger, A. A. G.
t of the Confederate States, I assume command of the paroled prisoners of Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, and Louisiana, recently forming a part of the garrisons of Vicksburg and Port Hudson. I could desire no greater honor than the command of troops whose sufferings and achievements have added to the renown of their country, and compelled the admiration even of their enemies. The place of rendezvous for all paroled prisoners from the above-named States is changed from Demopolis, Ala., to Enterprise, Miss. In anticipation of an early exchange, the work of reorganization will proceed with energy. The troops must be organized and prepared to take the field when the exchange is effected. All officers and men must be at their posts. They should be there now. To those present at the roll-calls no word is needed. Their daily answers are uttered in the manly tones of duty and honor. Many are absent. They must repair at once to the post of duty. The appeals which
Vicksburg prisoners exchanged. --The Confederate prisoners paroled at Vicksburg, belonging to Stevenson's and Bowen's divisions, have been officially notified of their exchange. The other Vicksburg prisoners were not exchanged, owing to the absence of their muster lists. Gen. Stevenson's division are rendezvousing at present at Decatur. Bowen's division are at Demopolis.--Not a hundred of this division, we learn, are absent.--Augusta (Ga.) Constitutionalist.
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