HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CO
HEADQUARTERS SEVENTEENTH ARMY CORPS,
Vicksburg, Miss., November 10, 1863.
Captain OWEN, U. S. Navy,
Commanding Gun-boat Fleet :
CAPTAIN: Brig. Gen. J.P. Hawkins, at Goodrich's Landing, reports a force of the enemy 2,000 strong, with eight new pieces of artillery, at Floyd or Bayou Macon. If the enemy are there in such force, their object doubtless is to make a raid on the plantations on the west side of the river, and perhaps attack the force at Goodrich's Landing or Milliken's Bend. I have to request that you will send one or two of your gun-boats to Goodrich's Landing to assist General Hawkins if necessary.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JAS. B. McPHERSON,
SOURCE: United States War Department. THE WAR OF THE REBELLION: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901.
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