War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0546 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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CHARLESTON, S. C., July 1, 1864.

Major General PATTON ANDERSON,

Lake City, Fla.:

Order Lieutenant-Colonel Hood's battalion of cavalry to report as soon as practicable to Major-General McLaws, commanding at Savannah.

By order:

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 2, 1864.

General J. E. JOHNSTON,

Commanding, near Marietta, Ga.:

This place is most seriously threatened. The enemy is in force on James and John's Islands, and are sending troops in transports up the Edisto. I have not troops enough to dislodge them. If possible, send me some troops.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 2, 1864.

Major General W. H. C. WHITING,

Wilmington, N. C.:

The enemy have landed in force on James Island, and are intrenching. They must be driven off. Can you possibly send me any re-enforcements? If so, please send them with utmost dispatch. Answer.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 2, 1864.

Brigadier General R. S. RIPLEY,

Sullivan's Island:

The general commanding directs you to return to the city, but does not desire you to send any more troops to James Island at present.

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 2, 1864.

Brigadier General R. S. RIPLEY,

Commanding, &c., Sullivan's Island:

The major-general commanding directs you to hold the three companies of the Thirty-second Georgia Regiment in readiness to come over to the city at a moment's notice. Do not send any artillery unless some immediate emergency arises. Do not open fire on Morris Island until directed by the major-general commanding. The companies of the Thirty-second Georgia must be brought to McCormick's Landing, and there await further orders.

Very respectfully, &c.,

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.