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HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,

Camp Milton, March 13, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel HARRIS,

Commanding Fourth Georgia Cavalry, Waldo:

COLONEL: Send by express to Major Hamilton, quartermaster at Gainesville, the following order for Captain Pearson, now en route from Gainesville to Tampa Bay, to be sent forward in haste:

Repair at once, by shortest route, to Orange Springs for protection of that point. Enemy supposed to be advancing up the Ocklawaha River in barges from Welaka. Other troops are ordered to co-operate with you. Communicate with and order any troops accessible to follow after and co-operate with you.

By command of Major General P. Anderson:

WM. G. BARTH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,

Camp Milton, March 13, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel HARRIS,

Commanding Fourth Georgia Cavalry, Waldo:

Send following dispatch to Major Hamilton, quartermaster at Gainesville, by express:

Order train down toward Cedar Keys to bring back by rail Captain McNeill's company to point nearest Orange Springs, with the following order to the officer in command: "Make forced march for protection of Orange Springs from enemy's boat expedition up the Ocklawaha." Captain Pearson and other will co-operate.

By command of Major General P. Anderson:

WM. G. BARTH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,

Camp Milton, March 13, 1864.

Major BUIST,

Commanding Heavy Artillery:

MAJOR: The major-general commanding directs that your order the detachment of 85 men under your command now at Madison to be armed with small-arms and posted without delay at the Aucilla bridge as a guard for its defense, leaving the siege pieces and a sufficient number of men to guard the guns and take care of the horses at Madison. Major Daniels, commanding at Madison, will be notified of the movement of these troops, and they will report through him to Brigadier General W. M. Gardner for instruction.

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

WM. G. BARTH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,

Camp Milton, March 13, 1864.

Lieutenant-Colonel MARTIN,

Sixth Florida Battalion:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding directs that you proceed with the troops ordered to report to you, by rail, to the point nearest to Orange Springs, and thence by forced marches to the