War of the Rebellion: Serial 108 Page 0160 Chapter LXIII. MD., E. N. C., PA., VA., EXCEPT S. W., & W. VA.

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CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ADVANCE FORCES,

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC,

Fairfax Court-House, July 10, 1861.

(Confidential. To be confined to brigade and regiment commanders till the moment for communication arrives, of which information will be sent from these headquarters.) The first time the badges are assumed they will be worn on the left shoulder, the yellow side out. Where strips of flannel are worn, they will be tied around the left arm.

By order of Brigadier-General Bonham:

GEO. W. LAY,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

[2.]

RICHMOND, July 11, 1861.

Major H. L. CLAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General, Lynchburg, Va.:

Send all the armed companies that are at Lynchburg or that may arrive there to this place via South Side road.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

[2.]

RICHMOND, July 11, 1861.

General CHARLES CLARK,

Corinth, Miss.:

I telegraphed General Polk on yesterday to other the Twelfth Mississippi Regiment, now at Union City, to this place without delay. He may not be in Memphis; I therefore repeat the order to you.

L. P. WALKER.

[2.]

RICHMOND, July 11, 1861.

General WINSLOW,

Raleigh, N. C.:

I have not heard from you in regard to my dispatch about arms. You will also advise me when you will be able to send any recruits on. We are needing them now, in daily expectation of an engagement.

L. P. WALKER.

[2.]

RALEIGH, N. C., July 11, 1861.

Honorable L. P. WALKER:

We are nearly out of arms. I am scouring the State for them. Sixth Regiment State troops left to-day for Richmond. Hope to get off four, perhaps five, regiments next week.

WARREN WINSLOW.

[2.]

RICHMOND, VA., July 11, 1861.

Honorable L. P. WALKER,

Secretary of War:

SIR: I beg leave to call your attention to the inclosed copy of the proceedings of our city council in relation to a matter which all of the