War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0525 Chapter XLVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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[First indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS,

Savannah, January 14, 1864.

Respectfully forwarded, for the information of the commanding general.

J. F. GILMER,

Major-General, Second in Command.

[Second indorsement.]

HDQRS. DEPT. OF S. CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,

Charleston, S. C., January 18, 1864.

Respectfully forwarded, for the information of the War Department.

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

(In temporary absence of the commanding general.)

[Third indorsement.]

JANUARY 28, 1864.

CONSCRIPT BUREAU:

Measures to enroll conscripts should be taken.

J. A. S.,

Secretary.

[Fourth indorsement.]

BUREAU OF CONSCRIPTION,

Richmond, January 30, 1864.

Respectfully returned to the War Department, with the information that the commandant of conscripts for Georgia has been instructed, with the concurrence of the Governor, to enroll all persons in the State Guard liable to military service before it is disbanded.

JNO. S. PRESTON,

Colonel and Superintendent.

HDQRS. TWENTY-FIRST SOUTH CAROLINA VOLS.,

James Island, January 13, 1864.

Captain H. WEMYSS FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: Yours of the 6th instant, addressed to me at Columbia,

was received by me yesterday at this place, and I have the honor to reply. The "extensive works unmasked on Little Folly Island next to Morris Island," on the morning of the 9th July, 1863, had the appearance to me of regular sand batteries. I could plainly see what appeared to me to be magazines, and the "works" appeared to be built for artillery. No guns were visible, however. No works on Little Folly Island were to be seen from Morris Island prior to the 9th July. But the activity of the enemy and the sounds at night, as if they were engaged at work, induced me to believe that they were putting up works. If I mistake not, information was received from Secessionville that the enemy were at work behind the woods