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CHARLESTON, S. C., April 26, 1864.

Major General J. F. GILMER,

Savannah, Ga.:

Send Sixty-third Georgia, previously ordered to Virginia, to Dalton in place of First Georgia Regiment, and send Sixty-fourth Georgia to Virginia.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., April 26, 1864.

Major General J. F. GILMER,

Savannah, Ga.:

Hurry up the movements of the Sixty-third Georgia and Colquitt's brigade.

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HEADQUARTERS, Numbers 80.

Savannah, April 26, 1864.

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II. In pursuance of paragraph XL, Special Orders, Numbers 89, current series, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Brigadier General H. W. Mercer is relieved from the command of the Military District of Georgia, and will, as directed by the War Department, proceed to Dalton, Ga., and report to General Joseph E. Johnston, commanding Army of Tennessee.

III. Colonel Edward C. Anderson, corps artillery, is for the present relieved from duty at the river batteries and assigned temporarily to the command of the Military District of Georgia, headquarters at Savannah.

By order of Major General J. F. Gilmer:

R. W. B. ELLIOTT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. MILITARY DISTRICT OF GEORGIA, Numbers 7.

Savannah, April 26, 1864.

I. In accordance with paragraph III, Special Orders, Numbers 80, headquarters of Major-General Gilmer, dated April 26, 1864, I assume temporary command of the Military District of Georgia.

All existing district orders, general and special, will remain in force until further orders.

II. The following officers are announced on my staff and will be obeyed and respected accordingly:

Lieutenant J. Hunter, C. S. Army, acting assistant adjutant-general.

Lieutenant E. P. Halsted, Company A, Twenty-second Georgia Battalion Artillery, acting aide-de-camp.

EDWD. C. ANDERSON,

Colonel, Commanding.