War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0202 S. C. AND GA. COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E. FLA. Chapter XL.

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SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DEPT. S. C., GA., AND FLA., Numbers 141.

Charleston, S. C., July 15, 1863.

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X. The commanding officers of posts and batteries actively engaged against the enemy will keep a daily journal of operations, forwarding a copy of the same to these headquarters through district commanders. Engineer officers will report likewise through the chief engineer.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. FIRST MILITARY DISTRICT, Numbers 248.

Charleston, S. C., July 15, 1863.

I. Colonel R. F. Graham, Twenty-first South Carolina Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the post at Fort Johnson. He will receive instructions from, and report direct to, these headquarters, but will be prepared to support with such means as may be at his disposal the forces of Brigadier-General Hagood, commanding First Sub-Division, upon requisition from that officer.

II. Captain John C. Mitchel, First South Carolina Artillery, is designated for the command of the batteries at Shell Point. He will report to Colonel Graham, and give his attention particularly to their immediate preparation for service.

III. Two companies of the Charleston Battalion, now in the city, will proceed by steamer to Fort Johnson, and report to Colonel R. F. Graham, commanding; quartermaster will furnish transportation.

IV. Lieutenant Colonel P. C. Gaillard, with his battalion, will proceed by a steamer from Fort Johnson this afternoon, at half past 5 o'clock, to Morris Island, to relieve Lieutenant-Colonel Nelson's battalion, and the four companies of the Twentieth Regiment, all of which will proceed by same steamer to Sullivan's Island, and report to Colonel L. M. Keitt, commanding.

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VI. Captain Parker, commanding Marion Artillery, will report with his command to Brigadier-General Hagood, commanding James Island.

VII. Lieutenant-Colonel Simkins, First South Carolina [Regular] Infantry,* with Captain Adams' company, will proceed to Morris Island and relieve Lieutenant-Colonel Yates and Captain Chichester's company, Captain Chichester's company proceeding to Sullivan's Island and Lieutenant-Colonel Yates reporting at these headquarters.

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By command of Brigadier-General Ripley:

WM. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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* Third South Carolina Artillery.

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