RICHMOND, November 1, 1861.
General A. SIDNEY JOHNSTON,
Bowling Green, Ky.:
Your dispatch received. Send nothing to General Lovell without orders from this Department. I have ordered 10 tons of saltpeter sent to him from Augusta.
J. P. BENJAMIN,
Acting Secretary of War.
O'BANNONVILLE, November 1, 1861.
Honorable J. P. BENJAMIN:
I shall be ready to spare the two regiments and a considerable portion of my other force for any point the enemy may assail. My railroad connection with Mobile will be completed in twelve days.
ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 200.
Richmond, Va., November 1, 1861.
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17. The two Mississippi regiments, known as or called the Fourth Mississippi Brigade, now at Camp Petus, near Enterprise, Miss., will proceed to Pensacola, Fla., and report to Major-General Bragg, commanding.
By command of the Secretary of War:
Abstract from field return of the Army of Pensacola, Major General Braxton Bragg commanding, for November 1, 1861.
Present for duty.
Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate
1st 167 2,970 3,813
2nd 135 2,063 2,639
Alabama 4 87 99
Walton Guards 4 51 55
Total 310 5,171 6,606
WAR DEPARTMENT, C. S. A., Richmond, November 4, 1861.
MY DEAR SIR: I have ordered two and shall probably order a third Mississippi regiment to Pensacola. These regiments are not yet organ-