War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0531 Chapter XLVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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CHARLESTON, S. C., June 14, 1864.

Brigadier General WILLIAM B. TALIAFERRO,

James Island, S. C.:

The major-general commanding has this day ordered Bonaud's battalion, over 600, from Savannah, to report to you. Major-General Foster is here at present, and will be on Morris Island to-day. General Cooper has been informed that the Pee Dee Artillery has not yet reported for duty. Major Lay has returned, and has telegraphed to General Robertson to send on the First Cavalry from Second Military District.

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., June 14, 1864.

Brigadier General B. H. ROBERTSON,

Adams' Run, S. C.:

Send all the companies of the First South Carolina Cavalry at once to Brigadier-General Taliaferro. The detachment of the Second South Carolina Cavalry, now in this city, will be sent to you as soon as relieved by a company from James Island.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., June 14, 1864.

Major General L. McLAWS,

Savannah, Ga.:

The major-general commanding desires that you send Bonaud's battalion to Charleston without delay. If Savannah is threatened, it will be returned. At present the enemy are landing troops on Folly Island, and their demonstrations point to Charleston. Please answer by telegram.

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, June 15, 1864.

Honorable JAMES A. SEDDON,

Secretary of War, Richmond, Va.:

The chief quartermaster of this department has not received a dollar since early in February. His estimates have gone in regularly, but he has not heard from them. Great inconvenience results from the want of money. Government employees are tired working without pay; cannot live without it; farmers and planters refuse to sell forage. Impressments cannot be made unless holders refuse to sell, and offers to purchase cannot be made because there are no funds with which to pay. This want of money is becoming most serious, and I respectfully urge that funds be supplied.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.