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Abstract from Return of the Department of Middle and East Florida, Brigadier General Joseph Finegan commanding, for June, 1862.

Present for duty.

Office Men. Aggrega Aggreg

rs. te ate

Command. present presen

t and

absent

1st Special Battalion 24 376 464 538

Florida Infantry.

5th Florida Infantry. 28 648 810 1,080

Eighth companies Florida 24 484 560 730

infantry.

Eight companies Florida 22 489 572 721

cavalry.

Two batteries artillery. 8 193 280 321

Total. 106 2,190 2,686 3,390

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 1, 1862.

Brigadier General N. G. EVANS, Adams Run, S. C.:

Firing on James Island; salute from all our guns; complete victory at Richmond; officially notified by Secretary of War.

If you can ascertain the enemy has diminished his force on James Island will send you a regiment to attack him. I have reason to think they have diminished, but cannot determine from this side of StoNumbers If I send a regiment it must be returned.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 2 [?], 1862.

Brigadier General N. G. EVANS, Adams Run, S. C.:

It is believed that more of the enemy's troops are leaving StoNumbers Be on the alert.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA,

Charleston, S. C., July 2, 1862.

Brigadier-General EVANS, Adams Run, S. C.:

I have no doubt the enemy is moving his forces by water from James Island; a few may go by John's Island. You have sufficient force to attack him, though I will send you another regiment if you think you need it. Answer at once.

J. C. PEMBERTON,

Major-General, Commanding.

CAMP MIDDLETON, NEAR GEORGETOWN,

July 2, 1862.

Major-General PEMBERTON:

GENERAL: I have just received information that the enemy are on

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