on advance of enemy, whom they will always keep in sight and hinder from making reconnoissances.
Hickman, on Mississippi River. Thanks for the five regiments. The river shall be held.
[This telegram was repeated to the governors of Louisiana, Tennessee, and Alabama, and to Major-General Bragg.]
Isham G. Harris, Governor, etc.
Henderson and McNairy Stations, on Mobile and Ohio Railroad, are proper places of rendezvous.
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.