War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0578 S.C.,FLA., AND ON THE GA.,COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF S. C., GA., AND FLA., No. 38.

Charleston, S. C., February 8, 1864.

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VII. Colquitt's brigade, with Wheaton's battery, will proceed without delay by rail to Savannah, Ga., and report to Major General J. F. Gilmer, second in command. Quartermaster's department will supply transportation.

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By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 8, 1864.

Brigadier General WILLIAM B. TALIAFERRO,

Royall's House, James Island:

Wheaton's battery will of course accompany Colquitt's brigade.

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 8, 1864.

Brigadier General W. B. TALLIAFERRO,

Royall's, James Island:

The Seventh South Carolina Battalion has been ordered to the Seventh Military District by telegraph and order.

JNO. M. OTHY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 8, 1864.

Brigadier General R. S. RIPLEY,

Commanding First Military District, Mount Pleasant:

Enemy making heavy movement in Florida. Colquitt's brigade ordered away. Nelson's battalion must be sent to report to General Taliaferro.

By order:

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 8, 1864.

Colonel L. M. KEITT,

Commanding, Sullivan's Island:

Between midnight and daybreak to-night Captain Bryan will come to some portion of Sullivan's Island with three row-boats. Instruct your pickets not to fire on the boats. The boats when hailed will answer, "Torpedo." Answer if message is received.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.