War of the Rebellion: Serial 020 Page 0798 COASTS OF S. C., GA., AND MID. AND EAST FLA. Chapter XXVI.

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Carolina and Georgia and make a thorough inspection of the artillery and ordnance stores at Charleston, S. C., and Savannah, Ga. He will report the number and caliber of guns and their positions at each of the above-named cities.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from Return of Troops in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, commanded by General G. T. Beauregard, February 28, 1863.

Commanding Troops. Present for Present for Present

officer. duty. duty. for duty.

Total Total Total

effective effective effective

infantry. cavalry. artillery.

Brigadier First 6,376 605 2,456

General Military

R. S. District of

Ripley South

Carolina

Brigadier Second 1,254 720 187

General Military

J. Haggod District of

South

Carolina

Brigadier Third 1,416 1,437 491

General Military

W. S. District of

Walker South

Carolina

Brigadier Fourth .... 336 142

General Military

J. H. District of

Trapier South

Carolina

Brigadier District of 4,499 1,740 2,673

General Georgia

H. W.

Mercer

Brigadier District of 359 239 110

General Middle

Howell Florida

Cobb

Brigadier District of 222 441 140

General East

Joseph Florida

Finegan

Grand ........... 14,126 5,518 6,199

total

Commanding Aggregate Aggregate

officer. present. present and

absent

Brigadier 10,708 13,273

General R. S.

Ripley

Brigadier 2,377 4,129

General J.

Haggod

Brigadier 3,767 4,435

General W. S.

Walker

Brigadier 561 735

General J. H.

Trapier

Brigadier 10,313 12,188

General H. W.

Mercer

Brigadier 807 1,026

General Howell

Cobb

Brigadier General 916 1,249

Joseph Finegan

Grand total 29,449 37,035

NOTE.-Heavy artillery included with light artillery in the First District of South Carolina and the District of Georgia.

RECAPITULATION OF EFFECTIVE.

First Military District of South Carolina................ 9,437

Second Military District of South Carolina............... 2,161

Third Military District of South Carolina................ 3,344

Fourth Military District of South Carolina................ 478

District of Georgia...................................... 8,912

District of Middle Florida............................... 708

District of East Florida................................. 803

Total effective.......................................... 25,843

HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA, Charleston, S. C., March 1, 1863.

Major General D. H. HILL, Goldsborough, N. C.:

MY DEAR GENERAL: Your letter of the 24th ultimo has just reached me, and I hasten to say that I wish you to hold in readiness every man you may feel authorized to send out of your department subject to my requisition. Any troops sent should be provided with 100 rounds of ammunition, if practicable, and, say, with five days' subsistence. Please thank Commodore Lynch in my name, and inform him that I accept his