War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0613 Chapter XLVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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here. I hope it may be found consistent with the public interest to send me Basinger's battalion without delay, and if it cannot be sent now that it be sent as soon as it can be.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

SAM. JONES,

Major-General, Commanding.

[First indorsement.]

HDQRS. ARMIES OF CONFEDERATE STATES,

August 23, 1864.

Respectfully referred to the honorable Secretary of War through the Adjutant and Inspector General.

BRAXTON BRAGG,

General.

[Second indorsement.]

ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE,

August 23, 1864.

Respectfully submitted to the honorable Secretary of War.

The Eighteenth Georgia Battalion is in the Army of Northern Virginia and now at Petersburg.

By order, &c.:

JNO. BLAIR HOGE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Third indorsement.]

AUGUST 25, 1864.

Noted; file.

I am at a loss to afford re-enforcements unless from the reserves. Major Basinger's battalion might, on need, be substituted.

J. A. S.,

Secretary.

CHARLESTON, August 19, 1864.

General BRAXTON BRAGG:

[Paragraph XIII], Special Orders, Numbers 192, 1864, leaves some doubt as to whether Augusta is in this or Hood's department. Has a commander been designated for that post? One is much needed. A raid has just started from Sherman's army. Please bring case of Jacob Lovell, sentenced to be shot, to notice. Forward my letter of 11th. Example much needed at Savannah. Can I get Lieutenant Swinton's men, of Company B, Twenty-third South Carolina, of whom I spoke to you?

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

[First indorsement.]

Respectfully submitted to His Excellency the President for his information.

[Second indorsement.]

General BRAGG:

A proper commander for the post should be selected. As a large part of the force is composed of operatives under Colonel Rains it would be more convenient if the commander of the post were junior