War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0460 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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der flag, at the usual hour to-morrow. He will therefore postpone sending any flag until Captain Buckman goes, as appointed. He requests that you will use every effort to procure everything taken from the captured vedette, in time to send in by flag.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. G. BARTH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HEADQUARTERS MILITARY DISTRICT OF FLORIDA,

Camp Milton, May 1, 1864.

Colonel R. H. ANDERSON,

Commanding Cavalry:

(Through Brigadier General Finegan, comdg. Sub-Dist. Numbers 2.)

COLONEL: The major-general commanding desires to be informed-

First. Why the capture of Federal vedettes, while a flag was pending was not sooner reported to him?

Second. Whether Lieutenant-Colonel McCormick had been notified of a flag, and if he had not, why not?

If Lieutenant-Colonel McCormick had been so notified, you will call upon him for an immediate explanation.

I am, colonel, very respectfully, your obedient servant,

WM. G. BARTH,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF S. C., GA. AND FLA., Numbers 122.

Charleston, S. C., May 2, 1864.

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II. Three army torpedo steamers, under the command of a competent officer, will proceed by inland navigation and attack the enemy's vessels in the waters of Saint Helena Sound and Port Royal or their tributary streams. The sole control and management of the expedition will devolve on Mr. Theodore Stoney, and all orders emanating from him, will be obeyed. He will take the earliest opportunity to communicate to district commanders his presence in the waters of their districts.

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By command of Major-General Jones:

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, VA., May 3, 1864.

Major General SAMUEL JONES,

Charleston, S. C.:

Send on to this place with least possible delay both Wise's and Colquitt's brigades.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.