War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0763 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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Resolved, That the President be requested to transmit a copy of these resolutions to the regiment whose patriotic devotion to their country's cause they are designed to acknowledge.

Approved February 17, 1864.

DALTON, February 18, 1864.

General S. COOPER,

Richmond:

Lieutenant-General Hood is much wanted here.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

DALTON, February 18, 1864.

Lieutenant-General LONGSTREET:

I am ordered to re-enforce Lieutenant-General Polk, and therefore shall not be able to do what you ask.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

DALTON, February 18, 1864.

His Excellency the PRESIDENT,

Richmond:

Your dispatch received and will be obeyed as promptly as possible. Could General Beauregard re-enforce here temporarily? Colonel Anderson's cavalry regiment would be very valuable here. I have nothing from General Polk since the 16th. Please inform me.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

DEMOPOLIS, February 18, 1864.

Hon J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War:

General Maury reports he has six months' supply for his garrison. In addition I have sent and am sending him about half a million pounds of bacon; also a large quantity of corn. I shall continue to add to his stores.

L. POLK,

Lieutenant-General.

DALTON, February 18, 1864.

Lieutenant-General POLK,

(Care of Major McGivern), Demopolis:

Inform me by telegraph where re-enforcements can find you and of the enemy's movements.

J. E. JOHNSTON.

DEMOPOLIS, February 18, 1864.

General JOHNSTON,

Dalton, Ga.:

I cannot read your cipher. Suppose our key-word not the same. My last key-word began with "our." If it is changed send it to me.