War of the Rebellion: Serial 001 Page 0325 Chapter II. REPORTS, ETC.

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[Inclosure.]

SAVANNAH, January 26, 1861.

Lieutenant W. S. BASSINGER:

SIR: You will immediately take possession of Oglethorpe Barracks, in this city, in the name of the State of Georgia, and under orders of the commander-in-chief.

The present occupants are not to be disturbed, provided they agree to reaming subject to my orders, or to any proper authority of this State.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

A. R. LAWTON,

Colonel, Commanding.