War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0563 Chapter XLVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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John's Island to-night. The party embarking at Swamp Angel may be destined for Haskell or Cheves. Keep vigilant watch. One of our gun-boats in rear of Johnson.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 6, 1864.

Brigadier General WILLIAM B. TALIAFERRO,

Royall's House, James Island:

The commanding general approves your disposition. For the night you can use all the available troops you have with you. The enemy is in strong force on the dam at the Gervais' and Burden's plantations, with a view it is believed of establishing batteries at Saxby's just across the river form Pringle. Have the steam-boat Chesterfield kept in the Wappoo Cut hidden from the enemy.

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CONFEDERATE SIGNAL MESSAGES.*

Fort Johnson to City.

JULY 6, 1864.

Lieutenant M.:

The operator at Fort Pemberton said it is reported that the enemy has full possession of John's Island, and that the signal corps had been compelled to fall back.

O'NEIL.

Fort Johnson to 22.

JULY 6, 1864.

Commodore TUCKER:

I am much obliged to you for the men sent last night. Do let me have all the men you can spare to-night, and every night in the future until our troops sent from this post to the west lines are sent back to us.

YATES,

Colonel.

Fort Johnson to City.

JULY 6, 1864.

Commodore TUCKER:

The enemy are embarking men at the Swamp Angel. I think they will try this place immediately after dark. Do send the men over at once.

YATES,

Colonel.

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*Intercepted by Union signal officers.

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