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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 2, Part 1 (First Manassas Campaign)
Page 873 Chapter IX. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - CONFEDERATE.

With his practical knowledge of engineering, and the assistance of Lieutenant-Colonels Ewell, Jordan, and Jones, all capable men, it is believed that you will be enabled to adopt judicious means of defense for your position. An additional regiment of infantry will be sent you to-morrow. Be pleased to make formal requisitions on the proper departments for whatever may be necessary for your command, and forward them to this office. As soon as practicable, the commanding general desires a statement of the circumstances under which Ball's dragoons were captured, as mentioned in your telegraphic dispatch.

I am, &c.,

R. S. GARNETT,

Adjutant-General.


HEADQUARTERS VIRGINIA FORCES,
Richmond, Va., May 25, 1861.

Colonel C. DIMMOCK,

Ordnance Department:

COLONEL: Send four hundred original percussion muskets, forty rounds of ammunition for each, and sixteen thousand caps to General Bonham, at Manassas Junction, as soon as possible.

By order:

R. S. GARNETT,

Adjutant-General.


HEADQUARTERS VIRGINIA FORCES,
Richmond, Va., May 24, 1861.

Lieutenant Colonel JOHN McCAUSLAND,

Buffalo, Va.:

SIR: Your requisition for harness for a battery of artillery and for ammunition has been received. The Ordnance Department has been instructed, as far as practicable, to supply the ammunition, and to send it to the care of Major M. G. Harman, at Staunton, who has been instructed to adopt the safest and most expeditious means of sending it to you. You will confer with him by letter as to the best means of doing this. It is believed that suitable harness can be made or purchased, you are authorized to direct the quartermaster to buy it for you. There is none to be had here immediately. You will report what can be done in this respect. Send a copy of this communication to Colonel Tompkins, commanding, &c.

I am, &c.,

R. S. GARNETT,

Adjutant-General.


HEADQUARTERS VIRGINIA FORCES,
Richmond, Va., May 24, 1861.

Colonel GEORGE A. PORTERFIELD,

Commanding, &c., Grafton, Va.:

COLONEL: I have just received your letter of the 18th instant, and regret that you have been unsuccessful in organizing the companies of volunteers that out expected. By this time the companies from Staunton must have reached you; also one from Harper's Ferry, and I hope that the true men of that region have been encouraged to come out into the service of the State. I will write to the commanding officer of


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