War of the Rebellion: Serial 020 Page 0591 Chapter XXVI. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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completed, will be able to prevent the enemy from conducting land operations that would endanger the safety of the city.

Under the circumstances it appears to me that the safety of Savannah is best insured by using the iron as at present intended by the Navy Department.

JEFFERSON DAVIS.

Abstract from Monthly of the Department of South Carolina and Georgia, commanded by Major General J. C. Pemberton, July, 1862.

Present for duty.

Commanding Troops. Office Men. Aggrega Aggreg

officer. rs. te ate

present presen

t and

absent

Brigadier First

General W. D. Military 233 3,958 5,323 6,560

Smith District,

Chester, S. C.

Brigadier James Island. 277 3,648 5,201 6,661

General S. R.

Gist

Colonel J. Second

Hagood Military

District 82 1,330 1,888 2,534

(formerly

Third.)

Colonel W. S. Third

Walker Military

District 117 1,851 12,310 2,775

(formerly

Third and

Fourth.)

Brigadier Military 430 6,763 9,785 12,485

General H. W. District of

Mercer Georgia.

Grand total

--------

1,139 17,550 24,507 31,015

Organization of troops in the Department of South Carolina and Georgia commanded by Major General J. C. Pemberton, July, 1862.

FIRST MILITARY DISTRICT.

Brigadier General W. D. SMITH commanding.

46th Georgia, Colonel [P. H.] Colquitt.

21st South Carolina, Morris Island, Colonel R. F. Graham.

Charleston Battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel Gaillard.

2nd Battalion Georgia Cavalry.

Byrd's battalion [South Carolina.]

Rebel Troop, Captain J. Jenkins.

Alston's battery artillery [South Carolina.]

Bonneau's company artillery [South Carolina.]

Ferguson's light battery.

German Artillery, Company A (Santee River.)

Palmetto (South Carolina) Guards, Captain Buist.

Nelson (Virginia) Light Artillery.

Emanuel's command (near Georgetown), Major Emanuel.

Farley's command (Castle Pinckney), Captain Farley.

Forces on Sullivan's Island, Colonel L. M. Keitt.

Provost-marshal's brigade.

Rhett's command (Fort Sumter), Major Rhett.

SECOND MILITARY DISTRICT (formery the Third.)

Colonel J. HAGOOD commanding.

1st Infantry (six companies), Colonel Dunovant.

7th Battalion Infantry, Lieutenant-Colonel Nelson.

16th South Carolina, Colonel J. McCullough.

1st South Carolina Cavalry, Lieutenant Colonel [J. L.] Black.

2nd Battalion South Carolina Cavalry, Company C.

Marion Artillery, Captain Parker.

Washington Artillery, Captain Walter.