War of the Rebellion: Serial 006 Page 0747 Chapter XVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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MONTGOMERY, September 27, 1861.

General S. COOPER:

There is misapprehension as to my requisition for troops. It was for three regiments, independent of Mobile organizations, which were only considered for an emergency. If governor of Alabama cannot furnish the three, have I authority to accept deficiency from Mississippi if tendered? Answer to Mobile.

J. M. WITHERS,

Brigadier-General.

NEW ORLEANS, September 27, 1861.

To SECRETARY OF WAR:

Mississippi troops on lake shore will muster in for eleven months only. Hollins has orders from Secretary of Navy not to turn over the guns to me. Can Colonel Duncan be appointed brigadier-general, to report to me?

D. E. TWIGGS.

NEW ORLEANS, LA., September 27, 1861.

Honorable J. P. BENJAMIN,

Richmond, Va.:

No pork here except amount mentioned. What are we to do for our volunteers here? Answer.

THO. O. MOORE.

NEW ORLEANS, LA., September 28, 1861.

Honorable J. P. BENJAMIN,

Richmond, Va.:

My guns are gone-are all distributed. Can any be had? I telegraphed you about pork I seized. Answer.

THO. O. MOORE.

WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,

Richmond, September 28, 1861.

His Excellency THOMAS O. MOORE,

Governor of Louisiana, New Orleans:

SIR: In reply to your letter of the 22nd instant I am directed by the Secretary of War to say that 12 tons of saltpeter and 100 kegs of powder have been ordered to New Orleans, in compliance with your request for those articles. The President has written to you relative to the other points touched upon in your letter.*

Respectfully,

A. T. BLEDSOE,

Chief of Bureau of War.

NEW ORLEANS, LA., September 29, 1861.

Honorable J. P. BENJAMIN:

MY DEAR SIR: I have about 3,500 men in camp, organized into companies, and three regiments formed, including the Thirteenth, Colonel

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*Mr. Davis' letter not found.

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