War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0606 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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FORT SUMTER, February 14, 1864.

General JORDAN, Chief of Staff:

Is it desirable that the men of Colquitt's brigade on duty at this post shall rejoin their command? If so, they can be relieved to-night by detaining a detachment of the Twenty-seventh South Carolina Volunteers four days over their usual time. There will be no disadvantage in their detention.

S. ELLIOTT, JR.,

Lieutenant-Colonel, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 14, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel S. ELLIOTT, Jr., Fort Sumter:

Detain the detachment of the Twenty-seventh South Carolina Volunteers and relieve the detachment of Colquitt's brigade. general Taliaferro will be duly notified by this office.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 14, 1864.

Lieutenant Colonel S. ELLIOTT, Jr., Fort Sumter:

Owing to the heavy details made upon the Twenty-fifth and Twenty-seventh South Carolina Volunteers, General Taliaferro has been authorized to include the Eleventh and Twenty-first South Carolina Volunteers in making details for your command.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 14, 1864.

Brigadier General WILLIAM B. TALIAFERRO,

Royall's, James Island:

Colonel Elliott has been authorized to retain four days longer the detachment from the Twenty-seventh South Carolina Volunteers now in Sumter to relieve the detachment from Colquitt's brigade. Order the detachment of Colquitt's brigade to rejoin its command via Savannah as soon as practicable.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 14, 1864.

Brigadier General R. S. RIPLEY, Mount Pleasant:

A regiment of infantry will be detached for temporary service from your command, to report at Green Pond for service in Second Military District, to replace cavalry on temporary service in Florida. Celerity necessary.

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.