the maneuver for want of it. I respectfully ask that the Quartemaster-General be directed to take measures for the immediate purchase of a large number of wagons and teams. Agents should be sent to different parts of the State and wherever else may be deemed expedient. This need is urgent. Our enemies are exerting themselves to the utmost.
Your obedient servant,
J. E. JOHNSTON,
General, C. S. Army.
RICHMOND, July 28, 1861.
G. P. SMITH,
The two regiments referred to in General S. R. Anderson's dispatch, commanded by John H. Savage and A. S. Fulton, are ordered to Bristol, to be under command of General S. R. Anderson.
L. P. WALKER.
MANASSAS, VA., July 29, 1861.
His Excellency President DAVIS:
Beg to suggest not to send any more troops here until provisions can be had. Some regiments are nearly starving.
G. T. BEAUREGARD,
[Addendum by Colonel Lee.]
Hard bread and bacon most needed. Six hundred barrels of flour purchased-to be delivered to-morrow. Beef and cattle abundant. A regular supply of flour may be had on favorable terms from neighboring mills.
R. B. LEE,
C. S. Army.
RICHMOND, July 30, 1861.
Major H. L. CLAY,
Any Tennessee regiments that have arrived at Lynchburg will not be turned back. A. S. Fulton's and J. H. Savage's regiments, if at Lynchburg, will be sent on to Staunton.
Adjutant and Inspector General.
BRISTOL, July 30, 1861.
I am waiting orders in detail. No enemy in Lee or Scott Counties, as I am advised. I want instructions for my general movements, and the number of regiments by name that I am to command.
S. R. ANDERSON,