War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0351 Chapter XLVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,

Camp Milton, March 12, 1864.

Brigadier-General GARDNER,

Commanding Sub-District, Quincy, Fla.:

GENERAL: The commanding general is desirous of procuring a copy of the circular of Major White, commissary of subsistence, which is supposed to have attracted the attention of the enemy, and learning you had seen it alluded to and copied in a New York journal, he requests that you will procure and send to him a copy at this place. Also forward copy direct to department headquarters.

All quiet here except reported landing of five Yankee regiments at Palatka on the 10th instant. Necessary arrangements to [meet] them, should they attempt to penetrate to the interior, have been made.

I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

PATTON ANDERSON,

Major-General, Commanding.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,

No. 5. Camp Milton, March 12, 1864.

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IX. The major-general commanding directs that you move with your regiment in advance of your present position to a point to be designed to you by Colonel R. H. Anderson, commanding cavalry, which position will be in and over the railroad and plank road near Colonel Hart's plantation.

X. Brigadier General W. M. Gardner, commanding Sub-District No. 1, will at once assume command of the forces guarding the railroad bridge over the Suwannee River, with the defense of which he is hereafter intrusted. Brigadier-General Gardner will make such disposition of Captain Wimberly's company, and the other troops composing the bridge guard, as he may deem most conducive to the public interest.

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By command of Major-General Anderson:

WM. G. BARTH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CAMP MILTON, FLA., March 13, 1864-8 a.m.

Brigadier General H. W. MERCER,

Commanding, &c., Savannah, Ga.:

Order torpedoes replaced under range of batteries, and should any demonstration be made by enemy call directly on War Department for assistance from North Carolina, then send copy of dispatch to Charleston.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.