SPECIAL ORDERS, ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 89.
Richmond, April 16, 1864.
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XLI. Brigadier General R. E. Colston, Provisional Army, C. S., is relieved from duty in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and will report o this office for orders.
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By command of Secretary of War:
CHARLESTON, S. C., April 16, 1864-4.30 p. m.
General SAMUEL COOPER,
Adjutant-General, Richmond, Va.:
Owing to reduction of forces I shall leave this department with great concern, which would be much diminished if General hill were ordered to relieve me, for since his arrival here he has been making himself acquainted with the forces and localities. My chief of staff is still quite sick, and cannot be at present of much assistance to General Jones. I am confident a positive order from War Department would be obeyed with alacrity by General Hill.
G. T. BEAUREGARD.
APRIL 16, 1864.
Major M. A. PRINGLE,
Quartermaster, Charleston, S. C.:
MAJOR: The Eleventh and Eighteenth South Carolina Regiments and Twenty-sixth and Fifty-ninth Virginia Volunteers are ordered from Florida, and upon their arrival in Savannah they will be distributed as follows: The Eleventh South Carolina to report to Brigadier General R. S. Ripley, on Sullivan's Island; the Eighteenth South Carolina Volunteers to Colonel Rhett, is this city; the Twenty-sixth Virginia Regiment to Brigadier-General Taliaferro, on James Island, and the Fifty-ninth Virginia to General robertson, at Green Pond. The commanding general desires that you use every means in your power to facilitate their arrival at those points.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
JNO. M. OTEY,
HEADQUARTERS FIRST MILITARY DISTRICT,
Mount Pleasant, April 16, 1864.
Brigadier General THOMAS JORDAN,
Chief of Staff, &c.:
GENERAL: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of a letter from Captain Otey, of yesterday's date, in which he informs me that the command is to be re-enforced by the troops of the Twentieth