HEADQUARTERS CAVALRY, & C.,
Montgomery, April 4, 1864.
Respectfully referred to His Excellency the Governor of Alabama, for information, in obedience to the request of Brigadier-General Clanton.
GID. J. PILLOW,
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT OF ALABAMA.
Respectfully returned to General Pillow, with thanks for the courtesy.
T. H. WATTS,
Governor of Alabama.
HDQRS. DEPT. SOUTH CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,
Charleson, S. C., March 30, 1864.
Brigadier General GID. J. PILLOW,
Commanding, & c., Montgomery, Ala.,:
GENERAL: Your application of the 24th instant for several companies of cavalry from Florida has been referred to Major General Patton Anderson, commanding that district, for his remarks, but I think his answer will be that he has not enough cavalry or other troops for his present wants, for he is now confronting the enemy at Jacksonville and Palatka. I am unable to send him re-enforcements from the other districts of the department, as I have lately received an order to send several regiments of cavalry to Virginia, which will very much weaken me in South Carolina and Georgia.
I thank you for your compliments relating to our success in this department. I am compelled in self-defense to defeat the enemy, otherwise I would be ruined at home.
Wishing you success in your new sphere of operations, I remain, respectfully, your obedient servant,
G. T. BEAUREGARD.
MARCH 30, 1864. - For Taylor (T. H.) to Lee, about affairs in East Louisiana, see Vol. XXXIV, Part II, p. 1098.]
SPECIAL ORDERS, ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Richmond, Va., March 30, 1864.
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II. Major General Howell Cobb, Provisional Army Confederate States, is assigned to the command of the reserve force in Georgia, under General Orders, Numbers 33, current series. His headquarters will be at Macon, Ga.
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By command of the Secretary of War: