War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0517 Chapter XLVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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[First indorsement.]

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

Charleston, June 3, 1864.

Respectfully referred to Major Lay, inspector-general, who will have the status of Company D, Florida Battalion, examined into and reported to these headquarters.

By command of Major General Samuel Jones:

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Second indorsement.]

HDQRS. DEPT. S. C., GA., AND FLA., INSP. General 'S OFFICE,

Charleston, June 9, 1864.

Respectfully referred to Colonel C. J. Colcock, commanding Third Military District, with the request that he will furnish, if possible, the desired information relative to the status of Company D, Fourth Florida Battalion.

J. EVANS EDINGS,

Captain, Acting Inspector-General.

[Third indorsement.]

HDQRS. THIRD MILITARY DIST. OF SOUTH CAROLINA,

McPhersonville, June 10, 1864.

Respectfully returned.

Having very recently assumed command of this district, I must rely mainly on the reports of the officers who have from time to time inspected Company D, Fourth Florida Battalion, and who have highly commanded its drill, discipline, and apparent efficiency. A few days ago on a visit to the Combahee Ferry battery, I was most favorably impressed with the command, so far as a hurried inspection enabled me to form any opinion of its condition. Of its proficiency in heavy artillery I know little, as the opportunities for practice have been very limited.

C. J. COLCOCK,

Colonel, Commanding.

[Fourth indorsement.]

HEADQUARTERS,

Savannah, June 11, 1864.

Respectfully forwarded in the absence of Major-General McLaws.

R. W. ELLIOTT,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Fifth indorsement.]

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

Charleston, S. C., June 14, 1864.

Respectfully returned, through Major-General McLaws, to Colonel Colcock.

The information desired is how long Company D, Fourth Florida Battalion, has been in the Third Military District; by whose order the company was detached from its regiment, and whether there is any authority from the War Department for its detachment.

By command of Major General Samuel Jones:

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.