War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0381 Chapter XLVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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[Second indorsement.]

APRIL 19, 1864.

Respectfully referred to General Bragg.

By order of Adjutant and Inspector General:

H. L. CLAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Third indorsement.]

APRIL 20, 1864.

The department commander should send two companies of cavalry to this district from his nearest force, and on the arrival of the old regiments sent from Virginia, make the necessary disposition.

BRAXTON BRAGG,

General.

[Fourth indorsement.]

APRIL 21, 1864.

Respectfully returned to Major General Samuel Jones, commanding.

By order of Adjutant and Inspector General:

H. L. CLAY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,

Camp Milton, March 27, 1864.

Colonel W. B. TABB,

Commanding, Waldo:

COLONEL: The major-general commanding is desirous of ascertaining whether the enemy's occupation of Palatka is designed only to be of a temporary character, or whether he intends holding it. To this end he directs that in the next reconnaissance made there special endeavor be made to discover whether he is erecting any permanent works or merely temporary defenses.

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

WM. G. BARTH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., March 28, 1864-11 a.m.

General SAMUEL COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

No important change reported from Florida. General Gilmer telegraphs from Savannah: "Cavalry guarding Ogeechee, Isle of Hope, and other points in this vicinity, must not move until replaced by others." I have informed him order must be obeyed regardless of consequences. I have no other available cavalry to send him.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.