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CHARLESTON, S. C., June 8, 1862-1 a.m.

General MERCER, Savannah, Ga.:

Have all of your command ready to move at the shortest notice. Send me at once the best field battery you have. I want some rifled pieces and 12-pounder howitzers. Send all their ammunition.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, S. C., June 8, 1862-1 a.m.

Captain CHILDS:

Send to General Smith (receipts from Captain McCreery) 70,000 percussion caps by bearer. The enemy is reported by a prisoner 10,000 strong on James Island, three light batteries and a siege train, and as much on John's Island. Have ready also 300 rounds of ammunition for 12-pounders, ammunition for 18-pounders, and 200 for 24-pounders; also rifled ammunition for 24-pounders-say 200 rounds port-fires and friction-tubes. I wish you to have everything I need ready at a moment's notice.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

[Major-General, Commanding.]

CHARLESTON, S. C., June 8, 1862.

Brigadier General N. G. EVANS, Adams Run:

The prisoner taken yesterday states that the enemy are landing in large force on John's Island and on this side also.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, S. C., June 8, 1862.

Brigadier General W. D. SMITH:

GENERAL: I wish the large woods west of Secessionville strongly occupied with troops, and field artillery on the road or in easy communication with the road. It is of the first importance to hold this wood. You will give strict orders to prohibit the roads being blocked up with wagons, artillery, or any other obstruction to the movement of troops. Should the enemy attempt this woods with artillery you will retain it at any cost and endeavor to capture his artillery. I shall endeavor to see you this morning.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA,

Charleston, S. C., June 8, 1862.

Colonel JOHNSON HAGOOD, Provost-Marshal:

COLONEL: Your communication of this day's date* and inclosing report of Captain G. B. Lartigue, assistant provost-marshal, in reference to the guards of the city, has been received, and in reply I am directed

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*Not found.

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