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upon this army, unless the paroled troops are first moved to a distance. I suppose that they should move to the camp at Demopolis, and have so informed General Pemberton.

J. E. Johnston.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, Va., July 16, 1863.

General JOSEPH E. Johnston,

Jackson, MISS.:

The following officers, having been duly exchanged, are released from parole, and at liberty to return to service:

Lieutenant General J. C. Pemberton; Major-Generals Stevenson, Forney, M. L. Smith, and Bowen; Brigadier-Generals Barton, Lee, Cumming, Moore, Hebert, Baldwin, Vaughn, and Shoup; Colonels Reynolds, Waul, and Cockrell, commanding brigades; also Brigadier-General Harris, Mississippi militia.

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT, ADJT. AND INSP. General 'S OFFICE,

Richmond, Va., July 22, 1863.

General Johnston, Morton, MISS.:

In conformity with your expressed wish, you are relieved from the further command of the Department of Tennessee, which, as advised by you, is united to that of East Tennessee, so as to extend General Bragg's command over the department of General Buckner.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, Va., July 24, 1863.

General JOSEPH E. Johnston,

Commanding, &c.:

GENERAL: The president of the Mississippi Central Railroad telegraphs that you have ordered the destruction by fire of railroad equipments to the value of $5,000,000. The President directs that efforts be made to bring away the equipments, which should be taken down the road for removal as far as may be necessary. *

Your obedient servant,

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War.

WAR DEPARTMENT,

Richmond, Va., July 24, 1863.

General JOSEPH E. Johnston,

Commanding, &c:

GENERAL: If you have not had occasion to use the funds transmitted through Commodore [Samuel] Barron, you will please return them by the

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*For reply of August 2, see Addenda, p. 235.

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