War of the Rebellion: Serial 021 Page 0839 Chapter XXVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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of the bay coast. I have already ordered all steam and sail vessels to be removed as far up streams as possible. The bridge at Liberty is guarded by a company of cavalry, and I have instructed Major Menard to station another company near the mouth of the river. Now that the enemy is in possession of the Calcasieu he may without much difficulty send a land expedition against Orange by Niblett's Bluff, at which latter point we have several gunboats, which could not run higher up the river. I am not aware that the Sabine is defended on the Lousiana side.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

X. B. DEBRAY,

Colonel, Commanding Sub-Military District of Houston.

P. S.-Colonel Cook telegraphs 7.15 a. m., "All's right."

JACKSON, MISS., October 20, 1862.

Brigadier-General FORNEY,

Commanding at Mobile:

The regiment at Columbus has been ordered to report to you at once.

J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

PORT HUDSON, October 20, 1862.

General RUGGLES, Commanding:

General Marigny at Covington reports that 400 Federals have landed at Bonfuaca, and are trying to raise twelve schooners sunk in bay. They have one gunboat. Can't a battery be sent to Colonel Marigny from Jackson?

WM. N. R. BEALL,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

JACKSON, MISS., October 21, 1862.

Brigadier General W. N. R. BEALL,

Port Hudson:

Mount 10-inch gun at once. I will hold 4,000 men here to aid you if necessary. Make every effort to gain further information and inform me by telegraph.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Lieutenant-General, Commanding.

ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

Richmond, October 21, 1862.

Brigadier General DANIEL RUGGLES, Jackson, Miss.:

Your letter of 30th ultimo has been received and submitted to the Secretary of War. In answer I am instructed to state that no reproach was intended to be cast on you by the Secretary in my letter of Septem-