War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0500 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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CHARLESTON, S. C., May 22, 1864.

Brigadier General B. H. ROBERTSON,

Adams' Run, S. C.:

The major-general commanding desires me to say that, at present, he needs no more artillery. The Washington Artillery will be sent for as you suggest if wanted. The enemy landed on James Island in force this morning, but were kept in check by the pickets. Our casualties, 6 or 7. Up to this time nothing of importance has taken place. General Taliaferro has been re-enforced.

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., May 23, 1864.

General G. T. BEAUREGARD,

Hancock's House, via Chester, Va.:

The detailed and detached men of Hagood's and Colquitt's brigades will be sent on under an officer as soon as possible. I cannot possibly spare the two companies you mention. One of them is serving an important battery, and the other is on scouting duty, for which it is peculiarly fitted, and neither can be replaced.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

SUMTER, May 23, 1864.

Lieutenant S. C. BOYLSTON,

Acting Assistant Adjutant-General:

SIR: Everything quiet here this morning. Captain Bateman, Sixth Georgia, 2 officers, 45 men, went off last night.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding Post.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. DEPT. OF S. C., GA., AND FLA., Numbers 142.

Charleston, S. C., May 23, 1864.

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II. The Fifth Military District is hereby merged with the First, Brigadier-General Replay commanding.

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By command of Major-General Jones:

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Charleston, S. C., May 23, 1864.

Brigadier General R. S. RIPLEY,

Commanding First Military District:

GENERAL: The enemy have again landed in force on James Island, and are driving in our pickets. Colonel Keitt, with the Twentieth