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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 11, Part 3 (Peninsular Campaign)
Page 627 Chapter XXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

every regiment and battalion in Georgia in a condition to march, and Hilliard's Legion from Montgomery, which cannot bring more than 850 men. I have also ordered the arms called for by you to be forwarded as speedily as possible. Hilliard's Legion and the Georgia troops are unarmed. Did they enter into your calculation in making your call? Is it safe to send arms through East Tennessee or shall they go to Chattanooga via Atlanta? Answer by telegraph. Knowing you to be sick, I expect an answer from your staff and not from yourself.

G. W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War.

RICHMOND, VA., June 30, 1862.

General BRAGG,

Commanding the Army of Mississippi, Tupelo, via Mobile:

After two days' fighting the enemy abandoned their camp, leaving their tents standing and a large quantity of stores which they had not time to destroy, and are in full retreat, closely pursued by our army under General Lee. It is supposed that their object is to reach some point on the James River, where, with the assistance of their gunboats, they may defend themselves until re-enforcements arrive. They are cut off from their base on the Pamunkey River, and all their depots on that river are destroyed. This state of things must bring this way large detachments from their Western army. Orders have been given, as we learn, for the transportation of 5,000 men a day on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.

Have you received my telegram about the staff officers of General Preston's corps? Answer by telegraph, as an officer is waiting here for the commissions.

G. W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War.

RICHMOND, VA., June 30, 1862.

Major General J. C. PEMBERTON,

Charleston, S. C.:

Announce to your forces that after two days' fighting the enemy have abandoned their camp and are in full retreat, closely pursued by our army under General Lee. They attempted to destroy their stores, but left their tents standing and large quantities of them. Prisoners are rapidly coming in.

G. W. RANDOLPH,

Secretary of War.

ENGINEER BUREAU, July 1, 1862.

Captain JOHN J. CLARKE,

Provisional Engineer Corps, C. S. Army:

CAPTAIN: There has been a good deal of confusion between the Army and Navy recently with regard to steamboats on the James River. Please select such boats as are required for your services if not claimed by the Navy Department, and hold them exclusively subject to your orders. Such as have been engaged on engineering work should be settled for by yourself. I also desire you to examine the


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