War of the Rebellion: Serial 006 Page 0111 Chapter XV. AFFAIR AT SMYRNA.

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vision in their haversacks. The enemy are reported advancing from Bluffton, S. C.

By order of Major-General Pemberton:

R. W. MEMMINGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA,

Pocotaligo, S. C., March 22, 1862.

Brigadier General MAXCY GREGG,

Commanding Fourth Military District:

GENERAL: As information has again been received of the landing of the enemy at Bluffton, the major-general commanding directs that you hold your command in readiness to move, if necessary. Colonel Dunovant's regiment will move by railroad.

I am, general, very respectfully,

J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA,

Pocataligo, S. C., March 22, 1862.

Brigadier-General DONELSON,

Commanding Fifth Military District:

GENERAL: As information has been again received of the landing of the enemy at Bluffton, the major-general commanding directs that you hold your command in readiness to move, if required, at once.

I am, general, very respectfully,

J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MARCH 23, 1862.- Affair at Smyrna, Fla.

Report of Colonel W. S. Dilworth, commanding forces of the Department of East and Middle Florida.

HDQRS. PROVISIONAL FORCES, DEPT. E. AND M. FLA.,

Tallahassee, Fla., April 4, 1862.

MAJOR: I have to report a most successful skirmish, which took place at Smyrna on [the] 23 ultimo-Captain D. B. Bird, Third Regiment Florida Volunteers, C. S. [Army], commanding post, the skirmishers commanded by Captain Strain, Third Regiment, and Lieutenant Chambers, of Captain Owens' independent troop of cavalry.

The enemy landed, or attempted to land, from gunboats Penguin and Henry Andrew in launches, when our men fired into them. The enemy retreated to the opposite side of the river and abandoned their latches, five in number.

Captain Bird reports 7 killed, 3 prisoners, and about 30 wounded. Among the killed were Captain Mather, of the Henry Andrew, and Lieutenant Budd, of the Penguin. A runaway negro also was captured, who had piloted the enemy into the inlet to Smyrna, and who was to be hanged.