War of the Rebellion: Serial 020 Page 0120 COAST OF S. C.,GA.,AND MID. AND EAST FLA. Chapter XXVI.

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HDQRS. DEPT. OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA,

Charleston, S. C., August 27, 1862.

Captain S. ELLIOTT,

(Commanding Beaufort Artillery),

Captain MICKLER:

CAPTAIN: I am directed by the major-general commanding to express his sincere thanks to you and the troops under your command for their gallant conduct in the late successful expedition against the enemy on Pinckney Island. The designing and successful carrying out of such expedition, as attested by the route and complete annihilation of the enemy, prove irresistibly the foresight of the designer and the gallantry of his troops. To you therefore and to you command are tendered by the major-general commanding the thanks of the department under his command.

R. W. MEMMINGER,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SEPTEMBER 10, 1862.-Skirmish on the Kilkenny River, S. C.

Congratulatory letter of J. R. Waddy, C. S. Army, Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of South Carolina and Georgia.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA,

Charleston, S. C., September 14, 1862.

Captain J. L. MCALLISTER, H. M. Rifles:

CAPTAIN: I am instructed by the major-general commanding to say to you that he is highly gratified at the gallant conduct of yourself and the officers and men of your company engage din the skirmish on the Kilkenny River with the enemy on September 10, 1862. The major-general commanding wishes you to return his heartfelt thanks to all concerned for their gallantry on the occasion above referred to.

J. R. WADDY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SEPTEMBER 11, 1862.-Engagement at Saint John's Bluff, Fla.

Reports of Brigadier General Joseph Finegan, C. S. Army, commanding Department of Middle and East Florida.

BALDWIN, FLA., September 12, 1862.

I have placed a battery of six guns on Saint John's Bluff, which was not discovered by the enemy until completed. Soon after it was engaged for four and a half hours by two gunboats. We crippled one of the boats and drove the other off. Loss on our side, 1 man killed and 8 slightly wounded. I have sent down to-day four large guns to strengthen the battery.

JOS. FINEGAN,

Brigadier-General.

General S. COOPER.