War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0434 S. C. AND GA. COASTS, AND IN MID. AND E. FLA. Chapter XL.

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CHARLESTON,

October 20, 1863.

Respectfully submitted to the commanding general.

J. F. GILMER,

Major-General, and Second in Command.

OCTOBER 20, 1863.

Approved.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MIL. DIST. OF GEORGIA, Numbers 45.

Savannah, October 20, 1863.

Brigadier General R. E. Colston, Provisional Army, C. S., having been assigned to duty in the District of Georgia, is hereby placed in command of the troops heretofore attached to Taliaferro's brigade, and the lines and batteries manned by them, and will be obeyed and respected accordingly.

Brigadier-General Colston's command will include the First Volunteers, Georgia Regiment, Colonel Olmstead; the Fifty-seventh Regiment Georgia Volunteers, Colonel Barkuloo; the Sixty-third Regiment Georgia Volunteers, Colonel Gordon; the First Florida Battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel Hopkins; Lieutenant-Colonel Pritchard's command, Major A. L. Hartridge's command, and Captain Hanleiter's command. It will embrace the city lines and the batteries at Fort Bartow, Greenwich, Thunderbolt, Beaulieu, and Rose Dew, and the Isle of Hope.

By command of Brigadier-General Mercer:

W. W. GORDON,

Captain, and Assistant Adjutant-General.

Abstract from return of the army in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, General G. T. Beauregard commanding, for the period ending October 20, 1863; headquarters Charleston, S. C.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Effective

total

present.

Wise' brigade. 157 2.081 2.151

First Military District. 971 13.926 15.444

Second Military District. 36 940 1.043

Third Military District. 118 2.197 2.434

Fourth Military District. 86 1.047 1.171

District of Georgia. 231 3.244 3.900

District of Middle Florida. 105 1.757 1.877

District of East Florida. 81 1.313 1.346

Total. 1.785 26.505 29.366

Command. Aggregat Aggregat Pieces

e e of

present. present artiller

and y.

absent.

Wise' brigade. 2.536 3.103 ---

First Military District. 18.286 25.632 35

Second Military District. 1.098 1.466 10

Third Military District. 2.901 4.116 18

Fourth Military District. 1.460 2.583 8

District of Georgia. 4.854 6.746 20

District of Middle Florida. 2.592 4.167 ---

District of East Florida. 1.565 2.020 8

Total. 35.292 49.833 99