War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0516 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL' OFFICE, Numbers 123.

Richmond, May 27, 1864.

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XIV. Captain E. H. Barnwell, assistant adjutant-general, is temporarily assigned to duty with Brigadier General James Chesnut, commanding Reserves of South Carolina, and will report accordingly.

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XL. Major Charles S. Stringfellow, assistant adjutant-general, Provisional Army, C. S., will report to Major General Samuel Jones, commanding, &c., at Charleston, S. C., for assignment.

By command of the Secretary of War:

JNO. WITHERS,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., May 27, 1864.

Major General J. F. GILMER,

Savannah, Ga.,

Brigadier General THOMAS JORDAN,

Pocotaligo, S. C.:

General Robertson reports that four of the enemy's transports, loaded with troops, left Jehosee Island this morning, going south. Cavalry on board.

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., May 28, 1864.

Major General J. F. GILMER,

Savannah, Ga.:

The major-general commanding authorizes you to retain Bonaud's battalion. Please keep these headquarters informed of all movements on the coast.

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

HDQRS. SECOND AND SIXTH MILITARY DISTRICTS,

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

May 29, 1864.

Captain H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

CAPTAIN: I beg to call your attention to the fact that the heavy batteries on the Dawho and South Edisto Rivers are, of late, frequently threatened by the gun-boats of the enemy, and that these batteries are manned only by a detachment of 20 men of Company D, Fourth Florida Battalion, the remainder of the company being on duty at Combahee Ferry in Third Military District. In addition to the fact that these men are insufficient in number, they are very imperfectly skilled as heavy artillerists. I have the honor to request that at least one large company of well-drilled heavy artillerymen may be sent me to work my heavy guns properly.

I am, captain, very respectfully, &c.,

B. H. ROBERTSON,

Brigadier-General, Commanding.