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in the direction of the Big Black, that the enemy may be prevented from sending to this side of the river any pillaging or foraging parties.

By command of General Johnston:

BENJ. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

October 25, 1863.

Colonel G. W. BRENT,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

COLONEL: I send herewith a telegram just received from General Beauregard. I presume that a brigade should be sent, but would suggest Benning's instead of Anderson's. Anderson's is the stronger of the two and more remote from the railroad depot. Benning's is a fine brigade, though small, and I have no doubt will answer the purpose as well as Anderson's. Part of Anderson's is beyond the Lookout Mountain and Benning's entire brigade is near the Watkins house, which is much more accessible.

I remain, very respectfully, your most obedient servant,

J. LONGSTREET,

Lieutenant-General.

[Inclosure.]

CHARLESTON, October 23, 1863.

Lieutenant General J. LONGSTREET:

Enemy's movements indicate an early attack on Pocotaligo or Savannah. Please send forthwith Anderson's brigade to the latter place.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY CORPS,

Warrenton, Ala., October 25, 1863.

Major General S. D. LEE,

Commanding Cavalry Corps:

GENERAL: I am just in receipt of your communication of the 22nd instant. I have heard nothing from General Bragg since the communication of which I sent you a copy. I shall remain here until hear further from him.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

JOS. WHEELER,

Major-General.

MERIDIAN, October 25, 1863.

Brigadier-General CHALMERS,

Oxford:

Altogether 125,000 rounds of cartridges have been sent to General Lee's ordnance officer. On the 19th Major Kennard telegraphed Captain Clark, General Lee's ordnance officer, as follows: "Ammu-