War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0557 Chapter XLVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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CHARLESTON, S. C., July 4, 1864.

Flag-Officer J. R. TUCKER,

Commanding Forces Afloat:

I have the honor to inclose you telegram* from Brigadier-General Taliaferro, with the request that, if practicable, the re-enforcement may be sent. General Taliaferro reports that the enemy had formed in two lines; that a large transport crowded with troops is approaching to re-enforce them, and that there is unusual actively in the fleet, signaling, &c.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 4, 1864.

Colonel J. R. BLACK,

Royall's, James Island:

At 11 a. m. General Robertson telegraphed that Major Jenkins reported everything quiet. He said three monitors were reported off Battery Pringle.

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

BATTERY Numbers 2, July 4, 1864-5 p. m. (Received 6.10 p. m.)

Major STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General:

Colonel Brown, from Secessionville, reports that a large transport loaded with troops is coming up the Stono, and that the enemy is formed in two lines of battle. Colonel Harrison, commanding pickets, reports that the enemy is trying to drive in his right next to StoNumbers The fleet is busy signaling.

WM. B. TALIAFERRO,

Brigadier-General.

CONFEDERATE SIGNAL MESSAGES.+

Fort Johnson to 22.

JULY 4, 1864.

Commodore TUCKER:

I am much obliged to you for your re-enforcements sent to me last night. Send to me all the men you can spare to-night. I am getting weak.

YATES,

Colonel.

City, working west.

JULY 4, 1864.

OPERATOR IN CHARGE:

Have you had any communication with John's Island to-day; if so, what? Are there any David boats at Fort P.?

TALIAFERRO,

General.

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*See July 3, 12 m., Port I, p. 159.

+Intercepted by Union signal officers.

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