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HDQRS. DEPT. OF S. CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA, Charleston, S. C., February 10, 1864.

Brigadier General G. J. RAINS,

Commanding Sub-Marine Defenses, Charleston, S. C.:

GENERAL: I am directed by the commanding general to inquire when you are going to try the following torpedoes against the enemy's fleet in the main channel along Morris Island. He thinks it should be done as soon as possible.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,


Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF S. CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA, Charleston, S. C., February 10, 1864.

General J. F. GILMER,

Commanding, &c., Savannah:

GENERAL: I have only one 42-pounder, banded and rifled, disposable; shall it be sent to Savannah or Red Bluff?

Look to the best method of preventing the enemy from occupying Elba Island, for the purpose of shelling Savannah, if practicable, from there.

When at Fort McAllister last I ordered a small rifled "wall piece" to be sent here for use in Sumter; if it has not been done renew the order at once and have it sent to Colonel Waddy.

Has Commander Hunter reported had its whether he could transfer to you the Brooke 6.40 gun which had its muzzle shot off? As soon as you get the gun have it properly cut off and banded. I will send you from here a bed for it. This gun is intended to be used, as you are already informed, against the enemy's naval depot, shops, &c., in Scull Creek near Hilton Head.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,


TALLAHASSEE, February 10, 1864.

(Received 11th).

Honorable J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War:

The enemy hold Baldwin and Sanderson and the telegraphic operators and their instruments. Wanted re-enforcements both in East and West Florida. At least 5,000 additional troops are necessary to prevent the destruction of all public as well as private property, and to save Florida. Without prompt help will be lost.


Governor of Florida.



Lake City, February 10, 1864.

1. Lieutenant D. Rambo, commanding detachment at Welborn, will detach 20 men, under a non-commissioned officer, to remain with the horses at that place. With the balance of the men he will report without delay to Captain J. L. Dunham, at Lake City.