War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0265 Chapter XL. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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CHARLESTON, S. C., August 7, 1863.

Quartermasters and Railroad Agents on Lines from Charleston, S. C., to Mobile, Ala.:

Please expedite transportation of Whitney's submarine boat from Mobile here. It is much needed.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. S. C., GA., AND FLA., Numbers 153.

Charleston, S. C., August 7, 1863.

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VI. During the temporary absence of Brigadier General Howell Cobb from his district, Brigadier General Joseph Finegan will assume command of the same, as well as his own district. The Districts of East and Middle Florida will, however, remain separate and distinct commands when not under the command of the same officer.

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By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., August 8, 1863-7 a. m.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

Little firing yesterday. Only 2 wounded on Morris Island. Our defensive works are progressing. If Evans' brigade is sent to Savannah, he will command General Mercer, which ought not to be.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

RICHMOND, August 8, 1863.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Charleston, S. C.:

You can make such disposition of Evans' brigade as you may deem best. It was sent to Savannah on your request for troops at that place. If it remains there, rank must have its effect. It left Forest Station on 4th and 5th instant.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., August 8, 1863.

Brigadier General N. G. EVANS,

Savannah, Ga.:

Hold your brigade in reserve, ready for emergency, not assuming command of the District of Georgia. Send me return.

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.