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RICHMOND, July 22, 1861.

Colonel WALTON ECTOR,

Griffin, Ga.:

The Secretary of War directs that you proceed with your regiment to this place and report.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant-General, &c.

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RICHMOND, July 22, 1861.

Governor ISHAM G. HARRIS,

Memphis, Tenn.:

We gained a glorious victory yesterday at Manassas. We need more troops. In addition to the three regiments you have already sent under General Anderson, please send two more immediately and 1,000,000 cartridges.

L. P. WALKER.

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WYTHEVILLE, July 22, 1861.

Honorable L. P. WALKER:

The enemy has crossed the Ohio and are advancing up the valley of Guyandotte, stated upon what seems to be reliable authority. Much uneasiness is felt even in Tazewell County. The people are ready to turn out en masse, but are without powder. Send me here by express if possible one dozen kegs of powder to be sent to Logan and Wyoming. The last of my men can leave this week for Jackson's River.

JOHN B. FLOYD,

Brigadier-General.

[Indorsement.]

General LEE:

I have directed Major Gorgas to forward twenty-five kegs of powder in the morning. I send you this that you may be advised of the rumor.

L. P. W[ALKER].

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RICHMOND, July 22, 1861.

COMMANDING OFFICER AT MANASSAS, VA.:

Telegraph in few words what is the actual state of things this morning, in order that a communication may be made to Congress when it meets at 12 o'clock to-day, especially as to the certainty of the victory.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant-General, &c.

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MANASSAS, July 22, 1861.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant-General:

Victory complete. Advanced forces report that enemy fled in confusion through Centerville last night.

JEFF. DAVIS.

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