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post at Rantowles; also a battery of field artillery to replace Preston's which I wish to move immediately to Jacksonborough. Endeavor to prevent the destruction of the railroad bridge at Jacksonborough with your field artillery. Let me hear at once the present state of affairs. Sink the obstructions at Church Flats immediately.

J. C. PEMBERTON.

CHARLESTON, April 29, 1862.

General S. COOPER, Richmond:

Upon the application of the local commander, Brigadier-General Ripley, and by the consent of the Governor and Executive Council, I request that martial law may be proclaimed from the Santee River to the South Edisto, inclusive.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

RICHMOND, VA., April 30, 1862.

Governor PICKNESS,

Of South Carolina, Columbia, S. C.:

I defer to your opinion of the necessity of martial law, as proposed, and will act in conjunction with you. In anticipation of orders by mail, a telegram will be sent to General Pemberton to sustain the declaration if made by you.

Abstract from Return of the Department of South Carolina and Georgia, Major General John C. Pemberton commanding, for April, 1862.

Present for duty.

Command Officers Men Aggregate Aggrega-

present te

present

and

absent

First Military, 77 1,050 1,254 1,445

District, S. C.

Second Military, 398 6,834 8,672 10,596

District, S. C.

Third Military, 267 3,666 5,400 5,929

District, S. C.

Fourth Military 73 1,087 1,582 1,854

District, S. C.

Fifth Military 99 1,611 2,222 2,439

District, S. C.,

Sixth Military 174 2,597 3,145 3,397

District, S. C.

Military District

of Georgia:

1st Brigade 222 3,185 4,251 4,940

2nd Brigade 325 4,806 6,157 7,883

Total 1,635 24,836 32,683 38,493