War of the Rebellion: Serial 006 Page 0326 COASTS OF S. C., GA., AND MIDDLE AND EAST FLA. Chapter XV.

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for cavalry, and equipments, and a few hundred bags of buck-shot. If General Trapier should decline the command here, and your excellency would prefer to have the military department under the command of an officer appointed by yourself rather than the governor of Florida, then I respectfully recommend Colonel Richard F. Floys, a citizen of this State, a native of Georgia, and now in command at Apalachicola by my appointment. He is about fifty years old; a soldier and a gentleman of strict sobriety and integrity; a good disciplinarian, and a gentleman of excellent sense and unquestionable courage.

Respectfully,

JOHN MILTON.

STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,

Headquarters, November 19, 1861.

General LEE,

Commanding:

SIR: As you have recently arrived to take command, I think, perhaps, it may be useful to you to have a general and authentic statement of the forces now in actual service for Georgetown to hardeeville. I therefore inclose the within statement, that you may know what troops you can use for any immediate emergency.

I am not yet prepared to state exactly what regiments can be raised immediately or mustered in. I suppose you will have about 2,500 or the arms recently arrived to put in their hands and I think I can have 1,000; that is, in all 3,500. If the regiments are mustered in and get those arms, which no doubt will be their case, it will give about 20,000 men, who can be relied on, with arms. As to what you can get in an emergency from General Lawton and General Anderson, I can know nothing certain.

With very great respect, your obedient servant,

F. W. PICKENS.

[Inclosure.]

Commands. Stations. Strength

Boyce's artillery. .................... 124

Citadel Cadets ..................... 126

Claremont troops ..................... 65

Clingman's regiment Grahamville 1,100

Coit's artillery .................... 132

College Cadets .................... 60

De Saussure's brigade Charleston 2,750

De Saussure's regiment Hardeeville 800

Dunovant's regiment Pocotaligo and 800

Hardeeville

Edward's regiment Coosawhatchie 600

Gonzales' siege train Huguenin's Neck 80

(four guns)

Hagood's regiment Cole's Island 750

Hatch's battalion James Island and Bull's 500

Bay

Heyward's regiment Hardeeville 1,000

Jones' regiment Garden's Corner 800

Lafayette Artillery Forth Pickens (Stono) 60

Lamar's artillery Fort Johnson 131

Lucas' battalion Fort Pickens (Stono) 70

Martin's regiment ...................... 650

(mounted)

McCord's Zouaves ..................... 92

Moore's artillery (6 guns) Grahamville 110

Radcliffe's regiment Hugnenin's Neck 1,000

Regular artillery Fort Sumter 560

Regular infantry To be kept in Frot 420

Moultrie

Vigilant Rifles Fort Palmetto (Stono) 80

White's battalion .................... 240

Total .................... 13,100