War of the Rebellion: Serial 006 Page 0109 Chapter XV. OPERATIONS NEAR BLUFFTON, S. C., ETC.

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HDQRS. DEPT. OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA,

Pocotaligo, S. C., March 20, 1862.

Brigadier General MAXCY GREGG,

Commanding Fourth Military District:

GENERAL: If the Tennessee regiment has moved you need not move Colonel Jones' regiment, but hold it in readiness in case it is wanted, and relieve the pickets by cavalry and such other troops as may be most convenient, if you are required to move Colonel Jones. If said regiment should be moved the general will endeavor to move it by rail.

The general leaves in a few moments for Hardeeville, S. C. Communicate by telegraph.

I am, general, very respectfully,

J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA,

Pocataligo, S. C., March 20, 1862.

Brigadier-General DONELSON,

Commanding Fifth Military District, Stony Creek, S. C.:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding department directs that all the Tennessee troops, except the ones at the heavy guns on the Coosawhatchie River, advance at once by the public road towards New River Bridge. Those advancing from Grahamville, if forced to fall back, will do so by the same road on which they advanced to the entrenchments on the Honey Hill road.

By order of Major-General Pemberton:

[J. R. WADDY,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA,

Pocoligo, S. C., March 20, 1862.

Brigadier-General GREGG,

Commanding Fourth Military District, Jericho, S. C.:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding the department to countermand the order just issued in reference to movements to troops in your district. Captain Thorton will be advised accordingly.

By order of Major-General Pemberton:

[J. R. WADDY,]

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA,

Hardeeville, S. C., March 20, 1862-8.45 p. m.

Brigadier-General DONELSON,

Commanding Fifth Military District of South Carolina:

GENERAL: I wish you to move forward to the head of the Fording Island road, leading from Buckingham Ferry, with Captain Latham's battery. One company will be left at the heavy guns on Coosawhatchie River. Colonel Jones is ordered to move five companies to the entrenchment near Bee Creek. You will not, however, await his arrival, but