War of the Rebellion: Serial 021 Page 0775 Chapter XXVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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[Indorsement.]

The Governor has been misinformed as to the action of the Government. The entire country west of the Mississippi has been formed into one department, and Major General T. H. Holmes assigned to the command, General Magruder having been recalled. Nine thousand stand of arms and a considerable quantity of ammunition are on their way to the department, and the supply will probably be largely increased.

General Holmes is by this time at Jackson's Mill.

A general order prohibiting seizure of State property has been issued from these headquarters.

BAYOU SARA, LA., July 9, 1862.

(Via Clinton, July 10.)

General RUGGLES, Camp Moore:

Yesterday afternoon the steamers Saint Maurice and Whiteman landed not exceeding 2,200 troops, including 100 cavalry, at Baton Rouge.

This is reliable.

J. C. WHITEMAN,

Operator, Bayou Sara, La.

J. E. MOULKER,

Operator, Clinton, La.

TANGIPAHOA, LA., July 9, 1862.

Major-General VAN DORN, [Vicksburg, Miss.

:

Five thousand men and two batteries of guns will do tit. The movement promptly made is important.*

DANIEL RUGGLES,

Brigadier-General

TANGIPAHOA, LA., July 10, 1862.

General VAN DORN, Vicksburg, Miss.:

I need 3,500 disciplined troops and one battery of six guns in addition to what I have. Will you send them to me?

DANIEL BUGGLES,

Brigadier-General.

VICKSBURG, MISS., July 11, 1862.

General RUGGLES:

Did the troops come from New Orleans? Can you not get wagons nearer you? There are none that can be sent you in time. Answer this evening.

EARL VAN DORN,

Major-General.

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* Reference seems to have been to a projected movement against Baton Rouge. Previous correspondence on the subject not found.

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