War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0248 S. C. AND GA. COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E. FLA. Chapter XL.

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DISTRICT OF MIDDLE FLORIDA.*

Brigadier General HOWEELL COBB.

1st Florida Special Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel C. F. Hopkins.

2nd Florida Cavalry (five companies), Colonel Caraway Smith.

Florida cavalry company, Captain A. C. Smith.

Florida company (Partisan Rangers), Captain W. J. Robinson.

Florida company, Captain W. E. Anderson.

Florida company, Captain C. Beggs.

Florida company, Captain J. J. Chaires.

Florida company, Captain E. A. Curry.

Florida company, Captain D. D. McLean.

Florida company, Captain O. F. Peek.

Florida company, Captain John Tanner.

1st Georgia (regulars), Colonel William J. Magill.

64th Georgia, Colonel John W. Evans.

Cobb Guards (Company A. Georgia Artillery), Captain F. T. Cullens.

Echols (Georgia) Artillery, Captain John H. Tiller.

Eufaula Minutee Men,+ Captain John Hardy.

Kilcrease (Florida) Artillery, Captain F. L. Villepigue.

Leon (Florida) Artillery, Captain R. H. Gamble.

Georgia Siege Artillery (one company), Captain C. G. Campbell.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 31, 1863 - 7 a. m.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

The Ironsides, two monitors, and enemy's land batteries again fired furiously yesterday on Batteries Wagner and Gregg, but with little effect, only 9 casualties occurring. Our works are progressing steadily.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 31, 1863.

J. M. BROOKE,

Richmond, Va.:

Do not understand your telegram. President's letter to Governor Bonham seems to place the triple-banded gun at my disposal. The Charleston cannot be officered, manned, and commissioned for a long time to come. Your guns on her would, therefore, be of no more use in defense of this city than if retained in Richmond. Efficiency of gunboats here might be much increased if made to use their long-range guns with greater elevation, whereas now their maximum range is 1 1/2 miles; hence they have not yet been able to take part in defense of Charleston.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. FIRST MILITARY DISTRICT, Numbers 264.

Charleston, S. C., July 31, 1863.

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V. The following movements of troops are ordered, and will be carried into effect at the earliest practicable moment after dark this evening:

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* Headquarters at Quincy, Fla.

+ Heavy artillery.

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