War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0601 Chapter XLVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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CHARLESTON, S. C.,

February 11, 1864-12.40 p. m.

Brigadier General JOSEPH FINEGAN,

Lake City, Fla.:

Have ordered more troops to your assistance. Maneuver to check or delay enemy, but avoid close quarters with greatly unequal numbers; lose no men you can avoid; knowledge of country should give you advantage.

By order:

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

CHARLESTON, S. C.,

February 11, 1864-1 p. m.

Brigadier General WILLIAM M. GARDNER,

Quincy, Fla.:

Important to know whether enemy make a landing in force about this time on Gulf coast of Florida, Saint Mark's especially. Have measures taken to secure and forward earliest possible information soon as possible.

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

CHARLESTON, S. C.,

February 11, 1864-8.15 p. m.

Brigadier General JOSEPH FINEGAN,

Lake City, Fla., or wherever he may be:

Congratulate you on your success. I am pushing on your re-enforcements soon as practicable. Telegraph General Gilmer at Savannah where those to leave to-morrow shall reach you soonest. do not put point of concentration too near enemy.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C.,

February 11, 1864-8.15 p. m.

Major General J. F. GILMER,

Savannah, Ga.:

Other regiment Colquitt's brigade confronting enemy John's Island, but it is proper will be sent you soon. Have you no one who can read enemy's signals?

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

CHARLESTON, February 12, 1864.

(Received 2 p. m.)

J. A. SEDDON,

Secretary:

Dispatch 11th received. Under circumstances stated I will do the best practicable with my present force. Have already sent some troops to Florida; will rest of Colquitt's brigade soon as dis-