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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 51, Part 2 (Supplements)
Page 141 Chapter LXIII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC. - CONFEDERATE.


SPECIAL ORDERS,
ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE. Numbers 73.
Richmond, June 17, 1861.

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VII. Colonel Jenkins' Fifth Regiment South Carolina Volunteers will proceed to Manassas Junction, Va., and report to Brigadier-General Beauregard, commanding.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

John WITHERS.

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[2.]

BUREAU OF ORDNANCE AND HYDROGRAPHY,
June 18, 1861.

General R. E. LEE,

Commanding Forces, &c., Richmond:

GENERAL: In reply to your letter of this date, I have to state that the commandant of the Norfolk yard has been directed to furnish as early as possible eight 32-pounders of 2,700 weight, and carriages for ten 42-pounder carronades now in this city. Also four large-sized launches and cutters for the defenses of York River. Fifty 10 and 15 second fuse-shells were sent to Yorktown yesterday. A supply of 8-inch grape will be furnished to that battery as soon as they are received from Norfolk.

I am, respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. N. INGRAHAM,

Chief of the Bureau.

[2.]

NAVY DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,

Richmond, June 19, 1861.

Honorable L. P. WALKER,

Secretary of War, Richmond, Va.,:

SIR; The steamer Northampton has been turned over to this Department by the State of Virginia. This is a substantial vessel, and is employed exclusively as an army transport on the James River, and I have directed that she be transferred to the War Department.

With much respect, I am, your obedient servant,

S. R. MALLORY,

Secretary of the Navy.

[2.]


HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT OF FREDERICKSBURG,
Brooke's Station, June 19, 1861.

Colonel GEORGE DEAS,

Assistant Adjutant-General, C. S. Army:

COLONEL: General Lee's letter in answer to mine to the adjutant-general is received. In answer, I have respectfully to state that the command at Mathias Point is only designed to prevent marauding expeditions and to encourage immigration from Maryland. I have no guns to place in battery there, neither have I the force necessary to defend two points so remote from each other against an effort of the enemy to land in force for the purpose of invasion. The erection of the battery would cost much time and money, as it would imply a long land transportation of columbiads over bad roads. The Arkansas and


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