War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0492 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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Vogdes, the left to General Ames. I feel quite sure of a favorable result, no matter in what force the enemy may be, and I confess I can hardly believe the constant reports of his overpowering numbers, but think that 6,000 to 10,000 will amply cover the limits of his strength.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. SEYMOUR,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

[Inclosure.]

SPECIAL ORDERS, HDQRS. DIST. OF FLA., DEPT. OF THE SOUTH, Numbers 22.

Jacksonville, Fla., February 25, 1864.

The following temporary organization of the troops of this command is announced:

Brigadier General ISRAEL VOGDES' DIVISION.

First. Brigadier-General Foster's brigade, to which is attached the Fourth New Hampshire and Twenty-fourth Massachusetts Volunteers.

Second. Colonel Tilghman, First North Carolina and Third U. s. Colored Troops.

Third. Colonel Montgomery, Second and Third South Carolina Volunteers and Langdon's battery of First U. S. Artillery.

Brigadier General A. AMES' DIVISION.

First. Colonel Noble's brigade.

Second. Colonel Hawley's brigade.

Third. Colonel M. S. Littlefield, Fifty-fourth and Fifty-fifth Massachusetts Volunteers and Captain James' battery, Third Rhode Island Artillery.

Colonel Barton's brigade, and Colonel Henry's command, and Captain Hamilton's artillery unassigned.

By order of Brigadier General T. Seymour:

P. R. CHADWICK,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, DEPT. OF THE SOUTH,

Jacksonville, Fla., February 25, 1864.

Colonel JOSEPH R. HAWLEY,

Commanding Brigade:

COLONEL: I have directed Colonel Henry to keep in front of you constantluy a company of cavalry as patrol, the commander of which should communicate with you. The object, of course, to give the earliest possible information as to any movements of the enemy, which, however, is not anticipated at this moment. Should he advance in force it is not my intention to meet him at the present position in which our troops are placed, but to fall bakc to Jacksonville, which is being rapidly prepared for that purpose. General Ames' brigade arrived yesterday.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

T. SEYMOUR,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.