War of the Rebellion: Serial 056 Page 0743 Chapter XLIII. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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by this line. General Tyler would be under many obligations if, when there is any important news, you would send him an official dispatch concerning it by way of the signal station at Mrs. Daniels'.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

STEPHEN M. ROUTH,

First Lieutenant,and Chief of Signal Corps, Dist.of W. La.

[Inclosure No. 2.]

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HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY IN MISSISSIPPI, Grenada, November 23, 1863.

Colonel B. S. EWELL,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Meridian, Miss.:

COLONEL: I wish to bring to the notice of the general the new organizations of cavalry forming in Mississippi. Almost every day I hear of some new command in process of organization. Most of these organizations are sanctioned by the War Department, and, I think, under a misapprehension. Officers anxious for a command will get several companies started, and report they have the companies, and get authority to raise regiments or battalions, which then protects the new organizations in process of forming. Cavalry horses are becoming very scarce, and the cavalry arm of service in Mississippi is becoming very large, and is working to the detriment of the other arms of service, as it is much the most popular arm. It takes a long time to make the new cavalry now forming efficient. I consider it much better to equip tried troops as cavalry in place of forming new cavalry organizations out of the material now left. As a cavalry officer I am anxious to have an efficient command and