HDQRS. FORCES AROUND JACKSON, Number 1. Jackson, MISS., June 5, 1863.
The roads diverging from the town of Jackson will be guarded in the following order:
Brigadier-General Evans will guard the Canton and Livingston roads; Brigadier-General Helm the Clinton
road; Brigadier-General [D. W.] Adams the Raymond road and small road between the Raymond and Gallatin roads; Brigadier-General
Stovall the Gallatin road, including the branch to Raymond, about 2 miles from Jackson, and the Monticello road. One regiment
from each brigade will be used for this purpose, and will be thrown forward from 2 to 3 miles from Jackson, according to wood
and water, with pickets one-half mile an advance. They will resist strongly the advance of the enemy, and give early information
of his approach to these headquarters. No one will be allowed to pass out of the lines without a pass from the headquarters
of the Western Department, provost-marshal, or these headquarters. When any suspicion is attached to persons coming within
the lines, they will be sent, under guard, to the commandant of the post.
By command of Major-General Breckinridge:
JOHN A. BUCKNER,
SOURCE: The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies; page 950,