HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,
Camp Milton, April 13, 1864.
The major-general commanding directs that you hold a regiment in readiness to move at a moment's notice with three days' cooked rations.
I am, general, very respectfully, your obedient servant,
WM. G. BARTH,
RICHMOND, VA., April 14, 1864.
General G. T. BEAUREGARD,
Charleston, S. C.:
Send Evans' brigade (five regiments) to Wilmington by railroad immediately. Should any portion be detached beyond Savannah so as to delay the movement, substitute an equal number from the nearest available force. Report its departure.
Adjutant and Inspector-General.
CHARLESTON, S. C., April 14, 1864-7 p. m.
General BRAXTON BRAGG,
Commander-in-Chief, Richmond, Va.:
Am ready to obey any order for the good of the service. I believe Burnside's expedition is intended to cut off supplies from the South to Richmond and Lee's army. He will no doubt move in force.
G. T. BEAUREGARD.
HDQRS. DEPT. OF S. CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,
Charleston, S. C., April 14, 1864.
Major H. C. GUERIN,
Chief of Subsistence:
MAJOR: I am instructed by the commanding general to advise you that the following troops have been directed to move at once to Wilmington, N. C., to wit, Seventeenth Regiment South Carolina Volunteers from Ashepoo, S. C., the Twenty-ninth and Twenty-third South Carolina Volunteers from Sullivan's Island, and Twenty-sixth South Carolina Regiment from this city. You will supply them immediately with five days' rations.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
JNO. M. OTEY.
CHARLESTON, S. C., April 14, 1864-8.50 p. m.
Brigadier General R. S. RIPLEY,
Brigadier-General Evans will proceed, in command of the infantry of his brigade, to Wilmington, N. C., except the Eighteenth South Carolina Volunteers, and report to the commanding officer at that