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

Charleston, S. C., May 14, 1864.

Major General P. ANDERSON,

Commanding District of Florida, Lake City, Fla.:

GENERAL: The following telegram was sent you to-day by the major-general commanding:

Give all necessary aid to Major Meriwether to enable him to secure the iron of the Fernandina and Cedar Keys Railroad, for the completion of connection between Georgia and Florida road with all possible dispatch. Nothing must prevent the taking of this iron.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

The major-general commanding desires that you act promptly in this matter, as it is of the utmost importance that this work should be completed.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

P. C. WARWICK,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

RICHMOND, VA., May 14, 1864.

Major General SAMUEL JONES,

Charleston, S. C.;

You will order Twelfth and Eighteenth Georgia Battalions, the Tenth and Nineteenths South Carolina Regiments, Forty-seventh and Fifty-fifth Georgia Regiments, if they have arrived from Dalton, to proceed immediately by railroad to Richmond. The Fifty-sixth Georgia and Twenty-sixth Alabama, now at Andersonville, and Twentieth South Carolina Regiment, Colonel Keitt, if it has not yet gone to Dalton, will also be sent. The movement must be made with the greatest possible expedition.

S. COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF S. C., GA., AND FLA., Numbers 135.

Charleston, S. C., May 15, 1864.

Captain Keitt, with his cavalry company, is hereby relieved from duty in the Fourth Military District, and will report to Brigadier-General Ripley, commanding First Military District.

By command of Major General Samuel Jones:

P. C. WARWICK,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General.

ROYALL'S, May 15, 1864-10.50 a. m.

Captain WARWICK,

Aide-de-Camp:

Your telegram received. My portion of the Sumter garrison consists entirely of Georgians, who I hear wish of remain. I can, however, send part of the Twelfth Georgia to take their places, and bring the men now in Sumter to Haskell in place of Twelfth. I have no men to spare except in this way. Will this be satisfactory?

WM. B. TALIAFERRO,

Brigadier-General.