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[519] depot, subject to my order, to be melted into cannon for the defence of your plantations.

Who will not cheerfully and promptly send me his bells under such circumstances?

Be of good cheer; but time is precious.

Headquarters army of the Mississippi, Jackson, Tenn., March 10th, 1862.
Dear Sir,—You will remember it was arranged with your Excellency, as best for the service and all concerned, that a certain portion of the new levies from your State should be sent to fill up the several Tennessee regiments under General Polk, and to take the arms of the sick or other non-effectives of those regiments. I have now to submit a list of the number of men wanted under that arrangement, and I beg that you will cause the necessary orders to issue, at once, so that the services of that number of men may be available at the earliest possible moment.

General McCown will need 740 men—that is: 103 for 4th Tennessee, Colonel Neely, Island No.10; 195 for 5th Tennessee, Colonel Traverse, New Madrid; 75 for 46th Tennessee, Colonel Clark, Island No.10; and 227 for 31st Tennessee, Colonel Bradford, Island No.10; West Tennessee Battalion, 140 men.

General Polk will need, at Humboldt, fifteen hundred (1500) men—that is:

67 for 2d Tennessee regiment, Colonel Walker.
65 for 9th Tennessee regiment, Colonel Douglas.
106 for 22d Tennessee regiment, Colonel Freeman.
132 for 154th Sr. Tennessee regiment, Colonel Smith.
220 for 6th Tennessee regiment,Colonel Stephens.
144 for 12th Tennessee regiment,Colonel Russell.
166 for 33d Tennessee regiment,Colonel Campbell.

At Union City, Colonel Vaughan, 13th Tennessee regiment, will need 100 men, and Colonel Pickett, 21st Tennessee regiment, will need 60 men.

At Lexington, Colonel Carroll, of the 15th Tennessee regiment, will need 65.

At Fort Pillow, for the 40th Tennessee regiment, there are 125 needed to fill up the ranks, and at Trenton, the 47th regiment Tennessee Volunteers needs 30 men.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

Jackson, Miss., August 3d, 1976.
General,—Your last was forwarded to me here. On reflection, I am sure that General Chalmers remembers correctly, and that the guns were 24-pounders. There were but two of them, and they were put in position side by side in the same battery, and within a stone's-throw of the corporate limits of the little

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