War of the Rebellion: Serial 047 Page 0579 Chapter XL. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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GENERAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS, Numbers 1.

Savannah, December 24, 1863.

I. By direction of the general commanding the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, I hereby assume temporary command of the Military District of Georgia and the Third Military District of South Carolina.

II. Until further orders, the commanders of these districts will render all reports, returns, and official papers to these headquarters.

J. F. GILMER,

Major-General, and Second in Command.

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

Brigadier General JOHNSON HAGGOD,

Royal's, James Island:

The battalion of the Fifty-fourth Georgia Volunteers, the Twelfth Battalion Georgia Volunteers, excluding the company in the siege train, and the Thirty-second Georgia Infantry have been ordered to Pocotaligo, to report for temporary service in the Third Military District. They must carry five days' rations. Have the troops at the Savannah Railroad depot, with rations, as soon as possible.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Brigadier General JOHNSON HAGGOD,

Royal's, James Island:

The troops ordered to Pocotaligo must carry 100 rounds of ammunition, including that in cartridge-boxes.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Brigadier General W. S. WALKER, Pocotaligo, S. C.:

Movements of enemy make it necessary that your district and that of General Mercer should, for present, be under a common commander. Major-General Gilmer has been directed to assume that general command. Returns and reports, however, will be made as usual by you to these headquarters, in addition to any General Gilmer may require. Some troops will be sent you.

By order of General Beauregard:

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

(Same to Brigadier General H. W. Merce, Savannah, Ga.)