War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0128 S.C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COATS. Chapter XLVII.

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[First indorsement.]

ADJUTANT AND INSPECTOR GENERAL'S OFFICE, August 30, 1864.

Respectfully submitted to the Secretary of War.

H. L. CLAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

SEPTEMBER 1, 1864.

Respectfully referred to General Bragg, for his information and consideration.

J. A. S.,

Secretary.

[Third indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS ARMY C. S., September 3, 1864.

Respectfully returned to honorable Secretary of War.

The policy of keeping ourselves at all times ready to meet the greatest efforts the enemy might make is a very safe one, and were it practicable should be adopted, but without the means the question need not be discussed. When the enemy withdraws his forces from Virginia to attack Charleston, ours now confronting him may be sent to meet him on his new field, but in the mean time I can see nothing but evil in the course advised.

BRAXTON BRAGG,

General.

[Fourth indorsement.]

SEPTEMBER 4, 1864.

I concur in General Bragg's comment.

J. A. S.,

Secretary.

ADDENDA.

Return of Casualties in the Confederate forces on John's and James Islands, July 1 to 10, 1864.

[Compiled from nominal list.]

Command Officers Men Officers Men Aggregat

e

Harrison

's

brigade,

July 9:

32nd -- 10 2 21 33

Georgia

47th -- 7 -- 9 16

Georgia

Bonaud's -- 7 4 28 39

battalio

n a

Total -- 24 6 58 88

Miscella

neous:

1st -- 2 2 5 9

Georgia

Regulars

, July 7

1st -- 1 -- 4 5

Georgia

Regulars

, July 9

4th -- -- -- 2 2

Georgia

Calvary,

July 9

2nd -- 6 -- 9 15

South

Carolina

Cavalry,

July 7

Inglis -- -- -- 1 1

Light

Artiller

y, July

9

Marion -- -- -- 3 3

Light

Artiller

y

Washingt -- -- -- 2 2

on Light

Artiller

y

Grand -- 33 8 84 125

total

Adjt. Robert Knox mortally wounded.