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[503] on advance of enemy, whom they will always keep in sight and hinder from making reconnoissances.

Richmond, Feb. 26th, 1862.
To General G. T. Beauregard:
Certainly, accept services of the Legion. Duplicate sent Governor Moore.

Send the guns and ammunition via M. and O. Railroad to Hickman, on Mississippi River. Thanks for the five regiments. The river shall be held.

Do not send troops without three days cooked rations and forty rounds ammunition, if possible.

[This telegram was repeated to the governors of Louisiana, Tennessee, and Alabama, and to Major-General Bragg.]

Grand Junction, Feb. 26th, 1862.
To General Beauregard:
What point have you fixed upon for rendezvous. Answer at Memphis.

Isham G. Harris, Governor, etc.

Henderson and McNairy Stations, on Mobile and Ohio Railroad, are proper places of rendezvous.

Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 27th, 1862.
To General Beauregard:
Prospects for five regiments old troops (now in North Alabama), from General Bragg. I go to Mobile immediately with copy of your letter. If you approve, telegraph me. No other to be had here.

A. R. Chisolm, A. D. C.

Course approved. Get troops wherever you can.

I am carrying out your views as rapidly as possible. Some of the most important points you speak of in your letters and despatches it is difficult to

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