War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0535 Chapter XLVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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land attacks. It will afford him great pleasure to arm and equip the battalion as well as he can. He regrets that some of the smaller equipments cannot be immediately supplies. The ordnance officer of the department will be instructed to turn over the arms to the ordnance officer of the navy.

Respectfully, &c., your obedient servant,

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 143.

Richmond, June 20, 1864.

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XXIV. Brigadier General James Chesnut, jr., will take immediate command of the reserve forces of the State of South Carolina. He will complete their organization and place them at once in service. To this end he is authorized to employ all officers, who are hereby directed to obey his instructions. He will establish his headquarters at such point as he may deem best. Officers of the quartermaster's, commissary, ordnance, and medical departments are required to furnish all necessary facilities. All officers from the State of South Carolina of the Invalid Corps, and such of the regular forces as are for any reason unassigned, will immediately report to General Chesnut, who is authorized to assign them temporarily to duty with the reserves.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

SAML. W. MELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 144.

Richmond, June 21, 1864.

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IX. Captain J. D. Westcott, assistant commissary of subsistence, will relieve Major A. B. Noyes of the duties of chief commissary, Second District of Florida. Major Noyes will continue to discharge the duties of chief commissary of Major General Patton Anderson's command.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

SAML. W. MELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

ROYALL'S HOUSE, June 22, 1864-10.20 p. m.

Major STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Colonel Frederick reports that a transport passed down Folly River from a point near Campbell's house toward Cole's Island this morning, and this afternoon came up the Stono and landed men on Battery Island for the supposed purpose of scouting it, and when