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HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,

Charleston, S. C., July 19, 1863.

Brigadier General R. S. RIPLEY:

GENERAL: Can a battalion or regiment of infantry, without risk or detriment to your operations, be sent from James Island with dispatch, to repel certain movements of the enemy on the Asheppoo, looking apparently to an attempt on our communications? If so, give the necessary orders, including transportation. Of course the detachment will be temporary.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,

Charleston, S. C., July 19, 1863.

Brigadier General R. S. RIPLEY:

GENERAL: The commanding general desires the following re-arrangement of certain guns on James Island, to provide for the armament of the new batteries in the direction of Secessionville from Legare's Point.

Transfer to Legare's Point, with all their implements and ammunition, one 12-pounder rifled gun and one 8-inch sea-coast howitzer, now at Royal's; one 20 and one 10-pounder Parrott gun of the Georgia Siege Train; one 12-pounder rifled bronze gun, of Company A, South Carolina Siege Train; one 24-pounder smooth-bore, now on eastern lines and mounted on a siege-carriage; and one 24-pounder rifled siege gun and one 4-inch Blakely, both of which are at present in the hands of the chief of ordnance.

Captain Gregorie, Corps of Engineers, after consultation with chief of artillery, will designate the location for these guns.

The 12-pounder rifle and 8-inch sea-coast howitzer at Royal's will be replaced by two 24-pounder (smooth-bore) siege guns, now in charge of Colonel Waddy.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. FIRST MILITARY DISTRICT, Numbers 252.

Charleston, July 19, 1863.

I. The following changes of troops are ordered for this evening: Captain Gary's company, Lucas' battalion, from Fort Pemberton, to Battery Wagner, Morris Island, embarking at pontoon bridge at 5 p. m.

Captain Peronneau's company, First South Carolina Artillery, from Castle Pinckney and Fort Ripley, to Battery Wagner, Morris Island.

Twentieth Regiment South Carolina Volunteers, from Sullivan's Island, to Battery Wagner, Morris Island.

Captain Chichester's company, from Sullivan's Island, to Battery Wagner, Morris Island.

Charleston Battalion, from Battery Wagner to Fort Johnson.

Thirty-first North Carolina Regiment, Colonel Jordan, from Battery Wagner to Sullivan's Island.