War of the Rebellion: Serial 059 Page 0793 Chapter XLIV. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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HDQRS. ARMIES OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES,

Richmond, April 18, 1864.

General S. COOPER:

GENERAL: I learn by a note from General Lee that Longstreet has transferred Law's brigade to Buckner, and left it at Bristol. This should be corrected by telegraph. As the charges against General Law are not sustained by the Department he should be restored to his command. Allow me to suggest early action on McLaw's case. He should be with his division. Allow me to suggest General Holmes for the duty of organizing and commanding the reserves in North Carolina. General Lee suggests the movement of Beauregard's surplus forces this way, to be ready to relieve Pickett, who should go to him. As the re-enforcements to the enemy in Florida seem really to have been the removal of the enemy from there, ought not our troops to come on to North Carolina, instead of again being buried in the district system in Georgia and South Carolina?

BRAXTON BRAGG.

RICHMOND, VA.,

April 18, 1864.

Major General S. B. BUCKNER,

Bristol, Tenn.:

Send Law's brigade to Charlottesville to report to General Field. General Law will be relieved from arrest and put in command of it. The charges against him will not be further entertained.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

RICHMOND, VA.,

April 18, 1864.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Charleston, C. S.:

Send First South Carolina [Regulars], Colonel Butler, and Twentieth South Carolina, Colonel Keitt, to General Johnston, at Dalton. Upon their arrival at Dalton, the Tenth and Nineteenth South Carolina Regiments, now in Army of Tennessee, will be sent to Charleston.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF TENNESSEE,

Dalton, Ga., April 18, 1864.

General Johnston deems it advisable to suspend for the present the granting of furloughs.

By command of General Johnston:

KINLOCH FALCONER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

QUARTERMASTER-GENERAL'S OFFICE,

April 19, 1864.

The letter of General Johnston, with enclosures, is respectfully returned to the Secretary of War, whose attention is invited to the