July 4, 1861
Excellency GOV. MOORE has determined to provide Col. Walter Smith’s Home
Regiment (Fire Brigade) with tents and camp equipage to enable them to take the
field in the vicinity of Mobile
and form a Camp of Instruction. The
steps have been taken to put the order into execution as soon as possible.
HAYNIE’S 89th Regiment Alabama Militia, 1,200 strong, is also making
arrangements to go into camp somewhere on the coast in the neighborhood of
Portersville. The Commissioners of Roads
and Revenue for the county
of Mobile have
appropriated $2,000 for the purchase of tents and equipage.
[Transcribed by Sharon Strout]