War of the Rebellion: Serial 020 Page 0840 COAST OF S. C.,GA.,AND MID. AND EAST FLA. Chapter XXVI.

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and those under you command for your success in driving back the enemy into the town. I regret exceedingly not being able at this time to re-enforce you with men and guns from South Carolina and Georgia, owing to the threatening attitude of the large forces now concentrated at Port Royal, but I will endeavor to afford you assistance as soon as possible with safety to Charleston or Savannah. Meanwhile your report will be forwarded to the War Department, with the hope that it will be able to order you re-enforcements from the most available quarter.

Your telegram for Enfield rifles and siege guns has been received. The latter cannot now be furnished, but the chief of ordnance has been ordered to supply you with the former if practicable; otherwise with such muskets as he may have available.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

Abstract from Return of Troops in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, commanded by General G. T. Beauregard, March 21, 1863.

Commanding officer. District.

Brigadier General R. S. First Military District of

Ripley. South Carolina.

Brigadier General J. Second Military District of

Hagood. South Carolina.

Brigadier General W. S. Third Military District of

Walker. South Carolina.

Brigadier General H. W. District of Georgia.

Mercer.

Brigadier General District of Middle Florida.

Howell Cobb.

Brigadier General District of East Florida.

Joseph Finegan.

Grand total.

Present for duty.

Commanding officer. Total Total Total Aggre- Aggre-

effe- effe- effe- gate gate

ctive ctive ctive pres- pres-

infan- caval- arti- ent. ent

try. ry. llery. and

absent

Brigadier General R. 6,727 1,115 2,952 12,345 14,495

S. Ripley.

Brigadier General J. 1,764 839 282 3,170 3,599

Hagood.

Brigadier General W. 3,655 1,686 496 6,645 8,177

S. Walker.

Brigadier General H. 5,361 1,836 2,740 11,609 13,497

W. Mercer.

Brigadier General 731 382 261 1,555 1,993

Howell Cobb.

Brigadier General 222 441 140 916 1,249

Joseph Finegan.

Grand total. 18,460 6,299 6,871 36,240 43,010

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

RECAPITULATION OF EFFECTIVES.

First Military District of South Carolina................. 10,794

Second Military District of South Carolina................ 2,885

Third Military District of South Carolina................. 5,837

District of Georgia....................................... 9,937

District of Middle Florida................................ 1,374

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

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Total effective........................................... 31,630

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DISTRICT OF EAST FLORIDA, Numbers 180.

Camp Finegan, March 22, 1863.

Colonel D. L. Clinch, commanding Confederate States forces at this camp, will move the troops of this command to the hill on this side of the