War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0426 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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post. Let that portion of the brigade in your district, except the battery, move at once,with baggage, transportation, five days' rations, and 40 rounds of ammunition. Quartermaster's department has been ordered to supply transportation. Let your quartermaster communicate with Major Pringle. Acknowledge this dispatch.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS FIRST MILITARY DISTRICT,

Mount Pleasant, April 14, 1864.

Brigadier General THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff, &c.:

GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of orders, by telegraph, to send the troops of Brigadier-General Evans' brigade to Wilmington, N. C. The order has been executed and the movement will take place as soon as possible. I take the occasion to observe that there is not an infantry soldier left in this command, and the works on Sullivan's Island not being prepared against a surprise the whole position is open to attack and serious chances of capture at any time the enemy desires to make it. It wants a force of good infantry as quickly as possible.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

R. S. RIPLEY,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.

CHARLESTON, S C., April 14, 1864.

Brigadier General B. H. ROBERTSON,

Green Pond, S. C.:

Order the Twelfth South Carolina Regiment, Evans' brigade, to proceed to Wilmington by rail at once. Quartermaster's department will supply transportation. Regiment will take 40 rounds of ammunition and five days' rations, with baggage transportation; commanding officer to report to General Evans.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., April 14, 1864.

Major General J. F. GILMER,

Savannah, Ga.:

Order the Holcombe Legion, with baggage, transportation, five days' rations, and 40 rounds of ammunition, to proceed by rail to Wilmington without delay. Quartermaster's department has been ordered to supply transportation. Commanding officer to report to General Evans.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.