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To SECRETARY OF WAR : Your despatch of June 8th in cipher received. You do not give orders in regard to the recently appointed General Officers. Please do it.
I have not at my [disposal ?] half the number of troops necessary. It is for the Government to determine what Department, if any, can furnish the reinforcements required.
I cannot know General Bragg's wants, compared with mine. The Government can make such comparisons.
- General Johnston
- Jefferson Davis: ex-President of the Confederate States of America; (1890), Davis, Varina