War of the Rebellion: Serial 006 Page 0433 Chapter XV. CORRESPONDENCE,ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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COLUMBIA, April 10, 1862.

Major-General PEMBERTON:

The President telegraphs me to send immediately troops to Beauregard. I have none, but I telegraphed Ripley to send Colonel Dunovant's, Manigault's, and Marshall's, as best prepared, from Charleston. Please let me know. Let Ripley have your orders.

Very respectfully,


POCOTALIGO, April 10, 1862.


Milledgeville, Ga.:

Two regiments have been ordered from here to Tennessee. I am not aware that they ar to be replaced by Confederate troops.


Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. S. CAROLINA, GEORGIA, &C., No. 20. Pocotaligo, April 10, 1862.

I. Brigadier General W. D. Smith, P. A. C. S., having reported at these headquarters, in obedience to orders from the War Department, is assigned to duty in the Military District of Georgia, and will report to Brigadier-General Lawton, commanding at Savannah, Ga.

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III. Brigadier General D. S. Donelson, commanding Fifth Military District, with the Eighth and Sixteenth Regiments of Tennessee Volunteers, will proceed with as little delay as possible and report to General Beauregard at Corinth, Miss., for duty.

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V. Colonel P. H. Colquitt, commanding Forty-sixth Regiment Georgia Volunteers, is assigned to the temporary command of the Fifth Military District, which extends from Pocotaligo River to Ocella Creek.

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X. Major General Maxcy Gregg will take immediate measures to have Chapman's fort, on Ashepoo River, dismantled, dismounting the guns, having at hand heavy logs to place in position as catch gun shall be dismounted, and taking care that no more guns be displaced at a time than can be immediately removed. You will forward the guns immediately to Green Pond, S. C., for transportation to Savannah.

Colonel Graham will take immediate measures to move all troops and public stores under his command from Georgetown to Charleston.

By order of Major-General Pemberton:


Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS, Richmond, Va., April 11, 1862.

Major General J. C. PEMBERTON,

Commanding Department of South Carolina and Georgia:

GENERAL: General Lee, commanding, directs me to inform you that he has notified General Beauregard by telegraph that the Tennessee