War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0501 Chapter XLVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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Regiment, has received orders to proceeded, without delay, to James Island, and report to General Taliaferro. The major-general directs that you forward, without delay, every available man you have to report to General Taliaferro.

Respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Brigadier General W. B. TALIAFERRO,

James Island:

Send back Company C, of the Thirty-second Georgia, to John's Island via ferry, and Company E, by railroad, to Adams' Run to report to General Robertson.

By order:

W. H. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Brigadier General WILLIAM B. TALIAFERRO,

Royall's House, James Island:

Colonel Keitt is now leaving for James Island. Please communicate with him at Hatch's Wharf, where he is to go. If you think that there is really no need for his regiment inform Colonel Keitt, so that he may return to the city and take the cars for Virginia.

By order:

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ROYALL'S, May 23, 1864-12.10 a. m.

(Received 12.15 a. m.)

Captain FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

As the enemy have ceased shelling, I have halted Colonel Keitt that he may the sooner reach the city if I send him back; the signal rockets may have been a recall. I have ordered that scouts be sent to ascertain.

WM. B. TALIAFERRO,

Brigadier-General.

ROYALL'S HOUSE, May 23, 1864-5 p. m.

Captain FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

The enemy are firing on our pickets from Long Island, and from two gun-boats on the StoNumbers Understand a small party have landed on south end, near old Yankee battery. Have received no particulars as yet.

WM. B. TALIAFERRO,

Brigadier-General.