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subject to the orders of the Department, or shall I arm with them such unarmed corps as may be sent forward to supply the place of those discharged?

Respectfully,

JAMES E. RAINS,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

RICHMOND, VA., March 6, 1862.

General A. SIDNEY JOHNSTON:

Send to me frequently information of your condition and purposes. The official reports in relation to the fall of Fort Donelson and consequent events are much wanted.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

JACKSON, TENN., March 6, 1862.

Brig. Gen. DANIEL RUGGLES,

Commanding at Corinth, Miss.:

DEAR GENERAL: I received through Colonel Olivier your letter of the 4th instant, inclosing report of the gallant repulse of the enemy's troops and gunboats at Pittsburg by a part of Colonel Mouton's regiment, the Eighteenth Louisiana. You will please express to him my thanks at this brilliant success on his first encounter with the enemy. I hope it is only the forerunner of still more gallant deeds on the part of his regiment.

Being still unwell, I have requested General Bragg to furnish you with all necessary instructions.

I remain, yours, respectfully,

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.