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OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 4, vol 1, Part 1 (Blockade Runners)
Page 232 CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.

the common enemy of the South. Virginia needs our aid. I therefore request you to furnish one regiment of infantry without delay, to rendezvous at Harper's Ferry, Va. It must consist of ten companies of not less than sixty-four men each. The regiment will be entitled to one colonel, one lieutenant-colonel, one major, one adjutant form the line of lieutenants, one sergeant-major from the enlisted men. Each company is entitled to one captain, one first lieutenant, two second lieutenants, four sergeants, four corporals, and two musicians.

The officers, except staff officers, are to be appointed in the manner prescribed by the law of your State. Staff offers are appointed by the President; the term of service not less than twelve months, unless sooner discharged. They will be mustered into the service of the Confederate States at Harper's Ferry, but transportation and subsistence will be provided from the point of departure. They will furnish their own uniform, but will receive its value in communication. Arms and ammunition will be sent to Harper's Ferry or such point as you may designate. Answer, and say whether you will comply with this request, and if so, when.

L. P. WALKER,

Secretary of War.

(The same, mutatis mutandis, to the Governor of Arkansas, for one regiment, to rendezvous at Lynchburg, Va. ; North Carolina, for one regiment, to rendezvous at Richmond, Va. ; Tennessee, for three regiments, to rendezvous at Lynchburg, Va.)

MONTGOMERY, April 22, 1861.

Governor THOMAS O. MOORE,

New Orleans:

I make requisition on you for one regiment of infantry, to rendezvous without delay at Richmond, Va. Conform the organization as far as possible to the law providing for the public defense. It will be mustered into service at such place as you may designate, and transportation and subsistence provided accordingly. Answer.

L. P. WALKER.

MONTGOMERY, April 22, 1861.

Governor THOMAS O. MOORE,

New Orleans:

I telegraphed you to-day one regiment, to rendezvous at Richmond, Va. If you have two regiments ready you may order both to Richmond. I cannot say now how long it will be before the others are called into service. I think not long, however.

L. P. WALKER.

NEW ORLEANS, April 22, 1861.

L. P. WALKER:

Ten companies left. Three here with St. Paul's. Shall I send them to Pensacola? Shall I have the companies offering under the requisition mustered into service of Confederate States as they arrive? Kentucky regiment looked for soon, without arms. Answer.

THO. O. MOORE.


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