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the expedition, but I regret to say that nothing since has been heard either of Lieutenant Dixon or the torpedo-boat. It is therefore feared that that gallant officer and his brave companions have perished.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. FEILDEN,

Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 59.

Richmond, March 11, 1864.

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XXVIII. Brigadier General N. G. Evans, Provisional Army, C. S., will forthwith proceed to take command of his brigade in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,

Camp Milton, March 11, 1864.

Brigadier General JOSEPH FINEGAN:

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you have three days cooked and two days' uncooked rations prepared for your whole brigade as promptly as possible, and hold your command in readiness to move at a moment's notice. You will, however, report in person to these headquarters for specific instructions whenever you receive the order to move, the present being only to hold yourself in readiness. Ammunition will be brought up to 100 rounds per man, 40 in cartridge-boxes and 60 in reserve.

WM. G. BARTH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,

Camp Milton, March 11, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel HARRIS,

Commanding C. S. Forces, Waldo, Fla.:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs you to send a courier to Mr. Beckham, in charge of hands engaged in repairing telegraphic line to Waldo and Gainesville, with the inclosed communication. You are notified that, if possible, instruments will be sent to Waldo and telegraphic communications opened to these headquarters from that point on to-morrow, by which you can forward your communications, which require urgent dispatch. You will keep the commanding general constantly advised of the enemy's movements.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

W. CALL,

Assistant Adjutant-General.