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troops here should be subsisted. Again, he says: As it is, our situation is full of danger, from want of meat, and extraordinary efforts are required to prevent disaster. And on the ninth of October, he says: We have now forty thousand troops and laborers to subsist. The supply of bacon on hand in the city is twenty thousand pounds, and the cattle furnished by this State is not one tenth of what is required. My anxieties, and apprehensions, as you may suppose, are greatly excited. Major Millen, of Savannah, on the tenth of October, says: I assure you, Major, that the stock of bacon and beef for the armies of the confederate States is now exhausted, and we must depend entirely upon what we may gather weekly. Starvation stares the army in the face — the handwriting is on the wall. On the twenty-sixth of October, he says: From the best information I have, the resources of food (meat) of both the Tennessee and Virginia armies are exhausted. The remark now applies with equal forc