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ROYALL'S HOUSE, February 10, 1864.

General JORDAN,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I have ordered Colquitt's two regiments to march at once, as it only 8 miles to Rantowles. They have two days' rations, which expires to-morrow night. Will your order Major Guerin to forward to them such rations as are needed as they are now out of my district? They are on the march. Will you answer about the commissary stores?

WM. B. TALIAFERRO.

[Indorsement.]

Captain Otey will see inside and order accordingly.

G. T. B.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 10, 1864-7 p.m.

Brigadier General H. A. WISE,

Commanding Sixth Dist., Signal Station, John's Island:

Colquitt will leave Rantowles in the morning to support you with two and a half regiments. Another regiment will cross at John's Island Ferry, if practicable, otherwise at Church Flats; send it a guide. Threaten prisoners to get at truth of enemy's force. I can furnish you no more assistance. Batteries on Stono must not be left entirely unsupported.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 10, 1864.

Colonel J. H. NEAL,

Nineteenth Georgia, Rantowles:

Join the Twenty-eighth and Twenty-third Regiment at Rantowles, and move with General Colquitt to the support of General Wise on John's Island. Provisions and ammunition have been ordered to Rantowles. Acknowledge receipt. Has General Colquitt arrived at Rantowles?

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 10, 1864.

Brigadier General A. H. COLQUITT,

Rantowles:

You will move with the Twenty-third and Twenty-eight and Nineteenth [Georgia] Regiments to the support of General Wise on John's Island.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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