War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0558 S. C., FLA., AND ON THE GA. COAST. Chapter XLVII.

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JULY 4, 1864.

Send a boat here for dispatches.

JOHN'S ISLAND, July 4, 1864-1.20 p. m.

General JONES:

The enemy have left John's and Battery Islands, going to Horse Island, burning stores.

ROBERTSON,

General.

P. S.-The enemy having left the island, I am about starting for Adams' Run. Communicate with me there.

ROBERTSON,

General.

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

Brigadier General B. H. ROBERTSON,

Adams' Run, S. C.:

The enemy still occupy the extreme southern of James Island. Two monitors and several gun-boats in the Stono, near Battery Pringle, and a transport with troops has just come up. I am extremely anxious to hear from Major Jenkins, of movements and strength of enemy on John's Island. Where is the First Georgia Regulars?

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 5, 1864.

Brigadier General WILLIAM B. TALIAFERRO,

Royall's House, James Island:

What is the apparent strength of the enemy? I cannot think he will attack your intrenchments in board daylight, unless he thinks he has an overwhelming force. I will go over to-day.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 5, 1864.

Brigadier General WILLIAM B. TALIAFERRO,

Royall's House, James Island:

Troops from Johnston's army left Augusta 6 o'clock this evening. They ought be here early to-morrow morning. Hold your position strong to-night and all will be right. Try and get some sleep to-night yourself.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.