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MONTGOMERY, ALA., August 22, 1861.

L. P. WALKER,

Secretary of War:

No cavalry pistols or sabers which I can place at your disposal.

A. B. MOORE.

COLUMBIA, August 22, 1861.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General:

The regimental organization of State troops under the last call will be delayed by difficulty in electing field officers. The companies are in camp, and are being disorganized by the delay. Please allow me to have them mustered in by companies, and not wait until the regiments are formed. I fear the consequences.

CHARLES H. SIMONTON,

Adjutant and Inspector General of South Carolina.

RICHMOND, August 23, 1861.

CHARLES H. SIMONTON,

Columbia, S. C.:

You must refer to Governor F. W. Pickens, who is authorized to have the troops received either by regiments or by separate companies. If by companies, the election of officers cannot take place. In no case can muster precede election.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

RICHMOND, August 24, 1861.

Governor A. B. MOORE,

Montgomery, Ala.:

Can't you arm another regiment of infantry?

L. P. WALKER.

MONTGOMERY, August 25, 1861.

Hon. L. P. WALKER,

Secretary of War:

It is impossible for me to arm another regiment.

A. B. MOORE.

CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, WAR DEPARTMENT, Richmond, August 27, 1861.

His Excellency JOSEPH E. BROWN,

Governor of Georgia:

SIR: Your letter of the 19th instant, addressed to the President, has been referred to this Department. The regiment of Colonel Chastain may be added to the four you report under the requisition recently made upon Georgia for 3,000 men, provided it be partially armed, as suggested by you. Your Excellency will oblige this Department by