War of the Rebellion: Serial 066 Page 0567 Chapter XLVII. CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.-CONFEDERATE.

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and the threatening position of the enemy at other vital points renders it absolutely impossible to send him more men. The major-general commanding, therefore, appeals to you to assist him in the defense of the city by furnishing 50 able-bodied negroes. he feels sure that the citizens will cheerfully submit to this impressment rendered absolutely necessary. The small garrison of the fort is unable to do the work required, and we cannot afford to give up the fort which has proved of such importance in the progress of the siege of Charleston. It cannot be held unless the damage done by the fire of the enemy is constantly and promptly repaired.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 7, 1864.

Brigadier General JAMES CHESNUT,

Columbia, S. C.:

How did you hear that Hagood's brigade was ordered here? I am very anxious to get it. No material change here since my last.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 7, 1864.

Major General D. H. MAURY,

Mobile, Ala.:

Thirteen steamers passed here yesterday going south; probably you will see them.

SAM. JONES,

Major-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 7, 1864-7 p.m .

Brigadier General WILLIAM B. TALIAFERRO,

Battery Numbers 2 or Fort Pemberton, James Island:

Tell the officer commanding at Batteries Pringle and Tynes to take the bearings of Saxby's, on John's Island, and open on the enemy there with shell at long and irregular intervals.

By order:

H. W. FEILDEN,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

CHARLESTON, S. C., July 7, 1864.

Brigadier General WILLIAM B. TALIAFERRO,

Royall's House, James Island:

Send over with the troops that are going to John's Island 400 rounds of ammunition for 12-pounder Napoleons, and 200 rounds for 10-pounder Parrotts. Major Wayne telegraphs that he is heavily pressed, and needs men and ammunition. Ammunition will be sent from here to replace what you send.

P. C. WARWICK,

Aide-de-Camp.