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CHARLESTON, S. C. February 13, 1864.

Brigadier General WILLIAM B. TALIAFERRO,

Royall's, James Island:

Fifty picked men, 8 non-commissioned officers, and 3 officers of intelligence and activity from the Twenty-seventh South Carolina Volunteers will be sent to the city at once for special service, to be absent for a month. Acknowledge this dispatch.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C. February 13, 1864.

Brigadier General WILLIAM B. TALIAFERRO,

Royall's, James Island:

Order the Seventeenth South Carolina Volunteers back to its position in the First Military District. Call upon quartermaster's department for transportation.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C. February 13, 1864.

Brigadier General R. S. RIPLEY,

Mount Pleasant:

Send 100 picket infantry, half armed with muskets, half with rifles, with 16 non-commissioned officers and 6 officers, to the city by transport. Quartermaster has been instructed. Boat will be

at Mount Pleasant wharf at 7 o'clock this evening. Order the commanding officer of the detachment to report to these headquarters. Acknowledge this dispatch.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C. February 13, 1864.

Brigadier General R. S. RIPLEY,

Mount Pleasant:

The Seventeenth South Carolina Volunteers has been ordered back to the First Military District.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C. February 13, 1864-4.30 p. m.

Major General J. F. GILMER,

Savannah, Ga.:

Telegraph General Finegan whether he requires rest of Colquitt's brigade; if not, keep it until called for.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.