It is badly needed here. Evidence is that the enemy's cavalry was heavily re-enforced last night.
Our re-enforcements have not arrived.
B. D. HARMAN,
June 5, 1862
Lieutenant Colonel J. GORGAS,
Chief of Ordnance, Richmond, Va.:
I have 4,000 unarmed men in the regiments.
E. KIRBY SMITH,
Near Richmond, Va., June 5, 1862
Major General E. KIRBY SMITH,,
Commanding, &c., Knoxville, Tenn.:
GENERAL: The Chief of Ordnance reports this morning that there are no large rifled guns now being made by the bureau and none on hand. He also reports that within a week 1,300 muskets and 200 rifles have been sent to you. General Lee desires to know whether you have received them.
I am, sir, respectfully, your obedient servant,
R. H. CHILTON,
June 6, 1862
T. B. ROY, Assistant Adjutant-General:
SIR: Your squad of cavalry has arrived. Lieutenant Cochran is now in conference. The enemy are occupying Burnsville, Iuka, and the country about Bear Creek Bridge. Their cavalry picket is stationed 10 miles from Iuka, on the Fulton road, 3,000 strong. They are also rebuilding the railroad bridge across Bear Creek; have 1,000 men at work.
W. R. BRADFUTE,
Colonel, Commanding Outpost.
OFFICE OF SUBSISTENCE.
Baldwyn, Miss., June 6, 1862
GENERAL: The orders received by me through the medical director, relative to supplies to men on the march to Tupelo, were immediately obeyed so far as getting the supplies ready for transportation was con-