War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0437 Chapter XLVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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CHARLESTON, S. C., April 16, 1864.

Major General PATTON ANDERSON,

Commanding, &c., Camp Milton, Fla.:

Hurry on troops called for. Send siege Train to Savannah, and 32-pounder, rifled, if not required at Baldwin, to Saint Mark's. Hold Colquitt's brigade ready to move at moment's notice. Act on defensive if necessary.

G. T. BEAUREGARD.

CHARLESTON, S. C., April 6, 1864.

Major General PATTON ANDERSON,

Camp Milton, Fla.:

Send here at once Colquitt's brigade, the Thirty-second Georgia Regiment, Wheaton's and Guerard's batteries; order Clinch's cavalry to report to General Gilmer at Savannah for duty; Anderson's cavalry, as soon as it can be spared, with Villepigue's battery, will be ordered to report to General Robertson, at Green Pond. Acknowledge receipt of dispatch.

G. T. BEAUREGARD,

General, Commanding.

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF SOUTH CAROLINA, &C.,

April 16, 1864.

Major General PATTON ANDERSON,

Commanding District of Florida:

GENERAL: I am instructed by the commanding general to inform you that he had this evening ordered by telegraph the following commands from your district to be sent here at once, viz: Colquitt's brigade, Thirty-second Georgia Regiment, Wheaton's battery, and Guerard's battery. He has also ordered that portion of Clinch's (Fourth Georgia) cavalry now in your district to report to Major-General Gilmer, at Savannah, for duty. He further advises that he has directed Anderson's (Fifth Georgia) cavalry and Villepigue's battery to be sent to report to Brigadier-General Robertson, at Green Pond, S. C., so soon as it can be spared by you.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

JNO. M. OTEY,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. 6TH MIL. DIS., DEPT., S. C., GA., AND FLA.,

April 16, 1864.

Brigadier General THOMAS JORDAN,

Chief of Staff:

GENERAL: I beg leave to urge upon the commanding general the pressing necessity now for the return of the two regiments of my brigade. All the cavalry has been removed from this district except the Rebel Troop and Stono Scouts. This has compelled me to withdraw the guards at Gioham's and Parker's Ferries, Bacon's and Slann's Bridges, to establish infantry pickets at all the points heretofore guarded by cavalry, and to order mounted couriers from the