War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0532 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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CHARLESTON, S. C., June 15, 1864.

General JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON,

Commanding Army, near Marietta, Ga.:

The movements of the enemy indicate an attack on this or some point near here. Troops are landed on Folly Island. My force is entirely too small, and some of it is unsound and not to be relied on. If you can give me any aid, I beg that you give it without delay. I have not even received the reserves the President informed me you and General Cobb had been requested to send to me. When can I get them?

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., June 15, 1864.

Major C. D. MELTON,

Columbia, S. C.:

The men belonging to the disbanded companies of Palmetto Battalion Light Artillery have been sent to you for reassignment. It is of vital importance to the safety of Charleston that our present garrison should not be decreased. If possible assign these men to companies or regiments around Charleston. The enemy are concentrating here. Troops are greatly needed.

By order:

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., June 15, 1864.

Major General L. McLAWS,

Savannah, Ga.:

Your telegram and that of Colonel Anderson have been received. Retain sufficient of Bonaud's battalion to garrison the point you name, but whatever you can spare of the regiment send on here; it is very important.

By command:

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

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

Charleston, S. C., June 16, 1864.

Major-General McLAWS,

Commanding, Savannah:

GENERAL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to inform you that Lieutenant-Colonel Johnson, at Hardeeville, reports this evening the Federal fleet at Port Royal has thirteen war vessels and forty-six transports of all sorts, and adds that since the 26th ultimo he has been reporting double the number of transports to what there really were. This appears to be an inexcusable act of carelessness, and an immediate investigation is required to determine