War of the Rebellion: Serial 109 Page 0132 SW. VA., KY., TENN., MISS., ALA., W. FLA., &. N. GA. Chapter LXIV.

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a list of supplies on board ship. Medical supplies will be required for the voyage and a hospital steward to be left at Fort Taylor. I have arranged to the utmost of my power to facilitate your movements, and if I can in any manner aid you in future, it will be my pleasure as well as my duty.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. J. PORTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 7.]

FORT BROWN, TEX., March 9, 1861.

COMMANDING OFFICER FORT BROWN, TEX.:

SIR: I to-day notified the commander of the artillery battalion to embark on the steamer Daniel Webster; that I desired, under the authority of the General-in-Chief, to embark w ith him the two companies of infantry now here, and a third company, should it arrive I time to cause no delay, unless the commander of this post shall reqire them to secure this post and the supplies needed for troops en route to it until all shall be ready to embark. I do not insist upon removing these infantry companies, though I am anxious to do so, and will be much gratified to know that I can remove them without fear of a collision between the future garrison and the authorities of Texas.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. J. PORTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 8.]

FORT BROWN, TEX., March 10, 1861.

Captain W. B. JOHNS,

Third Infantry, Commanding Fort Brown, Tex.:

SIR: By order of the General-in-Chief I call upon you to turn over the command of this post to the proper officer and unite your companies to those which are to embark on the steamer Daniel Wesbster. Brevet Major French is the senior officer to whom you will report. Lieutenant J. W. Alley, acting assistant quartermaster and acting assistant commissary of subsistence, will remain to turn over the property for which he is and may become responsible, and then be ordered to join his company.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

F. J. PORTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

On a copy furnished Captain Stoneman was added: "Copy for the information of Captain George Stoneman, First Cavalry, who will relieve Captain Johns in command of the post."

By command of Lieutenant General Winfield Scott:

F. J. PORTER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Inclosure Numbers 9.]

MOUTH OF THE RIO GRANDE, March 13, 1861.

Major W. H. FRENCH,

First Artillery, Commanding Battalion of Artillery and Infantry,

Mouth of the Rio Grande, Tex.:

MAJOR: I contracted to-day with the agent of the Southern Steamship Company to transport on the steamer Rusk to Tortugas and Key West such portion of your command as cannot be embarked on the