War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0541 Chapter XLVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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SPECIAL ORDERS,

ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 147.

Richmond, June 24, 1864.

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VIII. Lieutenant Colonel John J. Clarke, Engineer Corps, Provisional Army, S. C., will report to Major General Samuel Jones, commanding, &c., Charleston, S. C., for assignment to duty as chief engineer Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

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By command of the Secretary of War:

SAML. W. MELTON,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

SUMTER, June 26, 1864-2 p. m.

Captain W. F. NANCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

I beg leave to direct the attention of the brigadier-general commanding to the portion of my last night's report to Major Echols which relates to the taking away at this time of the whole negro force. It was relieved last night by order, and the work left in critical condition.

JNO. JOHNSTON,

Captain of Engineers.

[Indorsement.]

Especial attention respectfully recommended to the above.

J. C. MITCHEL,

Captain, Commanding Post.

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

Charleston, S. C., June 27, 1864.

Brigadier General B. H. ROBERTSON,

Commanding, &c., Adams' Run:

GENERAL: Major Jenkins did not call on me Saturday, as you supposed he would, but called to-day. His suggestion seems to me good and promises success. As a number of troops was landed on Folly Island yesterday I cannot immediately give the aid asked fort, but may be able to do so in a day or so. In the mean time repair the bridge at Haulover Cut and make the other necessary arrangements. I will communicate further with you on the subject.

Very respectfully, &c.,

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

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

Charleston, S. C., June 28, 1864.

Colonel A. J. GONZALES,

Chief of Arty., Dept. of S. Carolina, Georgia, and Florida:

COLONEL: I am directed by the major-general commanding to acknowledge the receipt of your communication, of the 26th instant, relative to the distribution of 6-pounder guns in this department. He considers that it would be expedient to assign the section of