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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. S. C., GA., AND FLA., Numbers 282.

Charleston, S. C., December 23, 1863.

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VII. In commemoration of the soldierly qualities and accomplishments of a brave officer, unfortunately slain during the illustrious defense of Fort Sumter, the work on James Island, hitherto known as the Martello Battery, will hereafter be designated as Battery Harleston.

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By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., December 24, 1863.

Brigadier General JOSEPH FINEGAN,

Lake City, Fla.:

Hold your infantry in readiness to be sent to Savannah, for temporary service, at a moment's notice.

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

CHARLESTON, S. C., December 24, 1863.

Brigadier General W. M. GARDNER, Quincy, Fla.:

Hold Sixty-fourth Georgia Regiment and First Georgia Regulars in readiness to repair to Savannah at a moment's notice, for temporary and exigent service, with subsistence.

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

CHARLESTON, S. C., December 24,1 863

Major General J. F. GILMER,

Second in Command, Savannah, Ga.:

Assume temporary command of District of Georgia and Third District of South Carolina. Am sending some troops and guns to General Walker. I will write.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

SAVANNAH, GA., December 24, 1863.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Commanding, &c., Charleston, S. C.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 21st instant, handed me last night on my return from

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