War of the Rebellion: Serial 065 Page 0634 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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CHARLESTON, S. C., February 22, 1864.

Brigadier General W. S. WALKER,

Pocotaligo, S. C.:

Direct four companies of cavalry to report to General Mercer, with least delay practicable, for service in his district.

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 22, 1864.

Brigadier General H. W. MERCER,

Savannah, Ga.:

The Twelfth Georgia Battalion, now in Third Military District, has been ordered to report to you for the protection of the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad, or as may otherwise be needed. As soon as it arrives order the troops now en route for Florida to proceed to Florida, as ordered.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 22, 1864.

Brigadier General H. W. WISE,

Adams' Run, S. C.:

Send the Forty-sixth or Twenty-sixth Virginia Volunteers, with three days' rations, 100 rounds of ammunition, and transportation, in light marching order, to report to Brigadier-General Mercer at Savannah. Transportation for the regiment by rail will be ordered. Acknowledge dispatch.

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 22, 1864.

Brigadier General JOSEPH FINEGAN, or

Brigadier General W. M. GARDNER,

Lake City, Fla.:

May as well for the present detain all of Colonel Clinch's regiment in Florida. As soon as Anderson's cavalry in part arrives, your cavalry should be thrown, if possible, to the rear of enemy to cut communications and harass him. We must, if possible, prevent his retreat to his gun-boats should his defeat have been so decisive as to make him attempt it.

THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff.

CHARLESTON, S. C., February 22, 1864.

Brigadier General W. M. GARDNER,

Commanding, &c., Lake City, Fla.:

General Taliaferro, being your junior, is now directed to report to you on his arrival. Commanding general wishes you to assign