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Field return of troops of Confederate States near Pensacola, Fla., commanded by Brigadier General Braxton Bragg, March 31, 1861.

[Extract.]

Present for duty.

Infantry. Cavalry.

Troops Offi Men Of Me Total Aggreg

cers fi n presen ate

ce t presen

rs t

General staff -- -- - - ---- 17

First Regiment Alabama, 46 762 - - 839 885

twelve months' volunteers

Georgia, twelve month's 4 106 - - 109 113

volunteers

Louisiana Zouaves 5 95 - - 97 101

Total 55 963 - - 1,045 1,116

WAR DEPARTMENT, A. AND I. G. O.,

Montgomery, April 3, 1861.

Brigadier General BRAXTON BRAGG,

Commanding Troops in Pensacola Harbor, Warrington, Fla.:

GENERAL: I am instructed by the Secretary of War to inquire whether you have made any progress in or preparation for the erection of reverse batteries on Santa Rosa Island, and if you have considered this mode of attack.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

PENSACOLA, April 5, 1861.

Honorable L. P. WALKER,

Secretary of War:

Dispatch of 3rd received. We are prepared for defense. Should the agreement not to re-enforce be violated, may I attack? Answer immediately.

BRAXTON BRAGG.

MONTGOMERY, April 5, 1861.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant-General:

SIR: At the request of the writers I send you the inclosed letter, without knowing anything of the value of the information imparted, but I can vouch for the accuracy of any statement made by either of them, having known them personally for years.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

BOLLING BAKER.

[Inclosure.]

APALACHICOLA, April 3, 1861.

Honorable L. POPE WALKER,

Secretary of War, C. S. A., Montgomery, Ala.:

The undersigned, a committee appointed by a military organization of this city, styled the Perry Artillery, duly formed under the laws of