War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0110 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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CHARLESTON, February 8, 1864-9 p. m.

Enemy's demonstration at Jacksonville, Fla., indicates intention to cut off our supplies from that quarter. Five thousand State troops in South Carolina and Georgia have just been discharged. Cannot their place be supplied from another source to enable me to send sufficient force to Florida without endangering Charleston and Savannah?

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

General S. COOPER.

CHARLESTON, February 9, 1864-11.16 a. m.

Have already sent General Finegan, from Savannah, two regiments infantry and one light battery, all I can spare. Am sending Colquitt's brigade form here to Savannah to replace them, and supply place of Georgia State troops lately discharged. Can't a brigade be sent to Florida temporarily form some other department? Our supplies in that State are becoming indispensable. I suppose enemy's movement is a feint to draw troops from South Carolina and Georgia.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

Honorable J. A. SEDDON.

CHARLESTON, February 9, 1864-1 p. m.

Enemy from Seabrook Island has driven back advanced pickets on John's Island; must stop part of Colquitt's brigade just leaving for Savannah. I can't guard from here to Florida, including, unless re-enforced temporarily.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

General S. COOPER.

CHARLESTON, February 9, 1864-10 p. m.

General Finegan reports enemy moved in large force cavalry and artillery from Jacksonville on Baldwin. General Gardner has been ordered to re-enforce him with all available troops. Force sent from Savannah has already been reported.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

General S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

CHARLESTON, February 10, 1864-10.30 p. m.

General Wise reports enemy advancing on John's Island. Checked three and a half regiments of Colquitt's brigade, on their way to Savannah. Have been directed to support Wise. General Finegan reports enemy advancing on Lake City from Baldwin.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

General S. COOPER.