Augustine. The general commanding suggests that the expedition should be of cavalry and infantry combined, and that you may take such portion of infantry as you choose from Magnolia.
I have the honor to be, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
THORNDIKE D. HODGES,
Captain and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.
HEADQUARTERS DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,
Jacksonville, Fla., September 27, 1864.
Colonel WILLIAM H. NOBLE,
Commanding District South of Saint Augustine:
COLONEL: In marching through the country you will exercise the greatest vigilance in protecting its people from those bad soldiers who disgrace the arms of their country by pillaging. Immediate trial and execution of the offenders on the spot where the offense is committed will be resorted to if other means fail.
I am colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JNO. P. HATCH,
MORRIS ISLAND, S. C., September 28, 1864.
GENERAL: I inclose for your information two communications, which were intercepted to-day. I propose to give General Beauregard a salute in Charleston this evening from my 200-pounders.
(Battery Bee to Beach Inlet.)
As soon as stores are discharged report the steamer to Major Vardell, at Kinloch's Landing.
(Beach Inlet to Battery Bee.)
Captain Smith requests that you will let us know when General Beauregard crossed the bridge.
Lieutenant, Adjutant of Post.