War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0616 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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[Inclosure Numbers 1.]

HEADQUARTERS ARTILLERY,

Fort Johnson, February 13, 1864.

Captain P. K. MOLONY,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: I would respectfully call your attention to the irregularity in the commissary department, and earnestly ask that measures be immediately adopted to rectify it. Not more than four days out of ten do the men get their ration of beef. At times flour is issued in its stead, and occasionally lard, at 1 1/2 ounces to the ration.

In addition to their ordinary duties as artillerists they are doing exceedingly heavy picketing as infantry, and are on duty two out of three nights. It surely, then, is their due that they should regularly receive full rations.

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

D. G. FLEMING,

Captain, Commanding.

[Inclosure Numbers 2.]

OFFICE BRIGADE COMMISSARY,

James Island, February 14, 1864.

Captain P. K. MOLONY,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: It becomes my duty to report that the troops have been without the usual meat ration for several days. I see no prospect of having the deficiency supplied from Charleston.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. G. HAY,

Major and Commissary of Subsistence.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 17, 1864.

Lieutenant General W. J. HARDEE,

Dalton, Ga.:

All quiet in Florida. Enemy still at Baldwin, but hope soon to dislodge him and confine him at least to Jacksonville.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF S. CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,

Charleston, S. C., February 17, 1864.

Brigadier General G. J. RAINS,

In charge of Sub-Marine Defenses, Charleston:

GENERAL: The commanding general directs me to inquire from you whether the torpedoes he ordered to be put down near the gap in the obstruction of the Stono River have been attended to.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. FEILDEN,

Captain, and Assistant Adjutant-General.