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GENERAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. THIRD MILITARY DISTRICT, Numbers 17.

Pocotaligo, S. C., May 16, 1864.

The undersigned, pursuant to orders from department headquarters, hereby assumes command of the Third Military District of South Carolina.

All existing orders issued by proceeding district commanders will continue in force until revoked or modified by these headquarters, or superior authority.

THOMAS JORDAN,

Brigadier-General, Provisional Army, C. S.

CHARLESTON, S. C., May 17, 1864.

General SAMUEL COOPER,

Adjutant and Inspector General, Richmond, Va.:

Your telegrams of the 15th [14th], 16th, and to-day, in cipher and duplicate, just received. The Tenth and Nineteenth South Carolina Regiments and Forty-seventh and Fifty-fifth Georgia Regiments have not arrived from Dalton. Your orders in regard to the other troops mentioned shall be carried out with the utmost dispatch.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., May 17, 1864-6.20 p. m.

Brigadier General R. S. RIPLEY,

Mount Pleasant, S. C.:

The Eighteenth Georgia Battalions is ordered to Virginia. Hold them in readiness to come up to the city to-night. I will inform you when and where the boat will arrive to transport them.

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., May 17, 1864.

Brigadier General WILLIAM B. TALIAFERRO,

James Island:

The Twelfth Georgia [Battalion] must be at the Northeastern Depot by 7 o'clock to-morrow morning. Black's regiment, 500 strong, is ordered down from Columbia; the Thirty-second Georgia is ordered up.

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., May 17, 1864-6.30 p. m.

Brigadier General WILLIAM B. TALIAFERRO,

Royall's House:

The Twelfth Georgia Battalion is ordered to Virginia. Send them to the city during the night in order that they may leave to-morrow morning. Please let no delay occur.

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.