War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0429 Chapter XLVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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Florida, and will report to you upon its arrival; also, the two companies of the Twentieth South Carolina Volunteers now on duty in The Fourth Military District.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., April 15, 1864.

Brigadier General R. S. RIPLEY, Mount Pleasant:

Let the detachment of Evans' brigade now in Fort Sumter be relieved as soon as possible and follow the brigade. The two companies of the Twentieth South Carolina Volunteers have been ordered to you from the Fourth District, and other troops will be sent as soon as possible. In the mean time let the detachment from your command, forming a part of the garrison of Fort Sumter, be taken from the Twentieth South Carolina Volunteers.

By command of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. DEPT. OF S. CAROLINA, GEORGIA, AND FLORIDA,

Charleston, S. C., April 15, 1864.

Brigadier General W. S. WALKER,

Commanding Third Military District of South Carolina:

GENERAL: The general commanding instructs me to say, in reply to your communication of the 25th ultimo, that he has directed a "reserve supply" of small-arm ammunition, limited to 20 rounds per man, to be issued to district ordnance officers. This reserve supply is in addition to the 40 rounds per man allowed by General Orders, Numbers 10, from these headquarters, current series. On account of the great scarcity of small-arm ammunition this restriction, allowing in all 60 rounds per man on the eve of an engagement, is made a matter of necessity. Balls-crews have also been directed to be issued to the different commands at once. A general order, embracing these various points, will be issued to-morrow.

I am, general, very respectfully, &c.,

GILES B. COOKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., April 15, 1864.

Brigadier General B. H. ROBERTSON, Green Ponds, S. C.:

The order relative to the Seventeenth South Carolina Volunteers will be executed as soon as possible. Have written by mail.

By order of General Beauregard:

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

APRIL 15, 1864.

Brigadier General B. H. ROBERTSON:

GENERAL: I am instructed by the commanding general to express his regret at the great depletion of your command by the removal