War of the Rebellion: Serial 020 Page 0630 COASTS OF S.C., GA., AND MID. AND EAST FLA. Chapter XXVI.

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TALLAHASSEE, FLA., October 7, 1862.

(Received at Richmond, October 8, 1862.)

SECRETARY OF WAR:

If the return of the Florida regiments will interfere at all injuriously to the army under General Lee let them remain with him. My application was basses upon information that they were prostrated from sickness incident to the climate; not efficient where they are. We need forces here and on side of Apalachicola River, and if they shall come from Georgia and Alabama these States will be thus defended.

JOHN MILTON,

Governor of Florida.

RICHMOND, October 7, 1862.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Charleston:

Communicate with General Forney, commanding Department of Alabama. If the guns you ask for one not deemed essential in their present positions you may remove them.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

RICHMOND, October 7, 1862.

General BEAUREGARD,

Charleston, S. C.:

Your command this day extended in order to embrace South Carolina, Georgia, and that part of Florida east of the Apalachicola River. The camps of instruction for conscripts in the several States are under the special control of the Secretary of War.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE, No. 234. Richmond, Va., October 7, 1862.

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XXXV. The States of South Carolina, Georgia, and that part of Florida east of the Apalachicola River will constitute the department under the command of General G. T. Beauregard.

XXXVI. The Department of East and Middle Florida is hereby constituted a district, and will from a part of the department under General G. T. Beauregard.

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By command of Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF SOUTH CAROLINA AND GEORGIA,

Charleston, S. C., October 8, 1862.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General C. S. A., Richmond, Va.:

I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt this day of your telegram of the 7th instant, communicating information of the extension of