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the forces of this department are temporarily assigned to duty in Department Number 1, under command of Major-General Lovell, C. S. Army, who is also authorized, in case of a military exigency, to call on General Rugglers for troops.

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By command of General Beauregard:

[GEORGE WM. BRENT,]

Acting Chief of Staff.

FULTON, MISS., June 18, 1862.

Colonel KIMMEL:

I send you a note received at 2 o'clock last night from Captain Hill. He is near Pleasant Site, Ala. Will have another messenger some time to-night from him.

W. R. BRADFUTE,

Colonel, Commanding.

[Inclosure.]

NEAR PLEASANT SITE, ALA., June 17, 1862.

[Colonel BRADFUTE:]

The Federals are going east, at least 40,000 strong, carrying heavy trains.

L. E. HILL.

P. S.-The enemy say they are going to Chattanooga.

L. E. H.

P. S.-I am in a dangerous place, but am still going forward.

L. E. H.

P. S.-The Yankees say they would as soon be in hell as Corinth.

L. E. H.

FULTON, MISS., June 18, 1862.

Colonel KIMMEL:

Inclosed you will find another note* from Captain Hill. He is at the point to gather information. Send me all the army news. I am at a loss to know something about the movements of the army. I want 2,000 cavalry very badly, and think that I am entitled to the command of such force. With that number I can turn over the whole Federal army. It is scattered all over the route they are moving. This command that I now have is not worth a cent. You cannot get more than 40 good fighting men from it.

W. R. BRADFUTE,

Colonel, Commanding Post.

GRENADA, MISS., June 18, 1862.

His Excellency Governor PETTUS,

Jackson, Miss.:

The enemy's cavalry, some 300 strong, attacked our advance at Tallahatchie Bridge, Central Railroad, this morning. I am sending re-

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