War of the Rebellion: Serial 058 Page 0772 KY., SW. VA., TENN., MISS., ALA., AND N. GA. Chapter XLIV.

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VII. Lieutenant Colonel M. T. Polk is hereby assigned to the command of the post of Marion, Ala. He will prepare to enter upon the discharge of his duties at once.

VIII. Lieutenant Colonel F. M. Boone will continue in command of the rendezvous of the Fifth Congressional District of Alabama until further orders.

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By command of Lieutenant-General Polk:

THOS. M. JACK,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, VA.,

February 19, 1864.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Charleston, S. C.:

General Johnston requires re-enforcements for an emergency. Can you send him 10,000 men for temporary service? If so, commence movement without further orders.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,

Richmond, February 19, 1864.

General LONGSTREET,

New Market, Tenn.:

General Johnston requires re-enforcements of cavalry. Send him Martin's command, which was drawn from the Army of Tennessee. Whether it should proceed in a body or in separate detachments is left to your discretion.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, C. S. A.,

Richmond, February 19, 1864.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Dalton, Ga.:

General Martin, with the cavalry drawn from the Army of Tennessee, has been ordered to join you. General Beauregard has been ordered to re-enforce you to the extent of 10,000 men, if possible.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

CHARLESTON, S. C.,

February 19, 1864-11.30 p. m.

President JEFFERSON DAVIS,

Richmond, Va.:

Telegram received. Have less than 15,000 effective infantry in whole department, of which 7,000 are left in South Carolina (5,000 on James' and Sullivan's Islands, Fort Sumter, and Charleston), and